I was watching a movie a while ago and even though at first, I wasn’t all thrilled with the movie cos it seemed as an old movie cos of it’s view online.
In the movie, there was a woman who had to make some tough decisions as she helped her poor neighbours to maintain a living cos at that time she had the means to. But things turned out rough for her, she couldn’t make a repayment to the bank on time and so the banker in charge came up to inform her that her ranch (God!, the place is a beaut I must say) was up for sale.
The message that got to me while watching it, was when her grand daughter told her that she wasn’t doing much with regards to what she learnt of (the loan the Grandma owed the bank which was about to cost her her ranch). But truth be told, she tried hard to pay back, things just turned out the way it was and I really felt sorry for her.
Yeah, the message is from her statement – “This ranch and the horses have been my whole life. It costs me a lot but I helped some dear friends and it’s only Money!!”.
These words as simple as it seems for anyone reading it, it struck some chords of thought in me. It made me remember the very reason for the season we just celebrated – Christmas!. Yes, our Lord and ever amazing friend Jesus Christ.
Who had all & still has all but the similarity is even when it seemed tough for Him, He had our best interest at heart & gave His all yet still. His very best for our sake, as He gave up His life. The thought of us kept Him on the cross even when He could have gone off it, with Him just speaking some words. As all power belongs to Him. Who indeed loves us as He does?. The thought of us and the price we had to pay and burdens to bear, cos of our own mistakes kept Him on His kneels even when He could have stood up to the soldiers who smote Him. He could have decreed that they went on their kneels instead. He is indeed amazing!. His kind of love is beyond words for me. When I say He is the perfect definition of Love – He indeed is. I never knew love & what it felt to be entirely loved till I knew of Him.
God!, you are amazing!.
So if you are one reading this & you feel God isn’t concerned about you, let me remind you – He does. If you feel your concerns are the least before Him – read this 👇
You know when I sit down and when I get up. You know my thoughts from far away.
Ps. 139:2 ERV
Always remember you ain’t alone cos a friend that knows you worth more to Him paid all & gave His all for your sake. Another verse that thrills me in the Bible is –
“He became poor so you can be rich”. Which I will say is a perfect definition of what happened in the movie I watched. But trust me, the sacrifices Christ made on our behalf is a whole lot more than we can imagine or put to words dear friend.
Even when it was difficult for Him to – He still said “thy will be done”.
Then Jesus went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if I must do this and it is not possible for me to escape it, then I pray that what you want will be done.”
Mt. 26:42 ERV
Christ showed us a perfect definition of a sacrificial love. Let us as well do likewise. God bless our hearts..
And today is my sister’s birthday too.. Happy Birthday Sis Oluokun Adewumi Esther
More Graced years Sis…
Her picture is below