Daily Devotion on Hebrews 5:7-9
Text: Hebrews 5:7-9
This isn’t your normal Jesus.
Most modern pictures of Jesus show the compassionate and gentle Jesus, the loving Good Shepherd who tenderly takes care of the flock and lets the little children come to him. Less frequent, but still popular, are pictures of Jesus as King, sitting on his throne with all authority over heaven and earth.
How often have you seen pictures of Jesus weak and frail, overwhelmed to the point of death, sweating drops of blood, bursting out in loud cries and with many tears? I don’t think I ever have.
But Hebrews reminds us of something very important. Jesus was also true man. Knowing as true God what was going to happen to him and the pain that would be involved, it caused him great amounts of pain. He even prayed that if it was the will of his Father, perhaps he would take this cup (what he was about to do) away from him.
Yet the reading for today also reminds us that Jesus is true God. Though overwhelmed with troubles and sorrows, Jesus perfectly obeyed his Father’s will and accomplished the mission he came for. He became the source of eternal salvation!
This Lent we continue to ponder the passion of the Christ–his intense suffering and sorrow on our behalf and for our sins. As we see him suffer, we give great thanks that true man and true God came for us and won for us life forever with him.
Prayer: Jesus, I will ponder now on your holy passion; With your Spirit me endow for such meditation. Grant that I in love and faith may the image cherish Of your suffering, pain, and death that I may not perish. Amen.
Posted on March 20, 2012, in Church, Daily Devotions, Preschool and tagged Church, Daily Devotions, Hebrews, Hebrews 5, Jesus, Lent, Passion, Passion of Christ, School, Suffering. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.