Thief – Oh how He loves us!!

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Luke 23: 42b-43 “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom! Jesus replied, Assuredly I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise”

How many times have I positioned myself next to the Savior as a thief?  How many of us find ourselves in situations crying out to our LORD to be saved?  Oh how much can I learn from the Thief?   Nakedness in my sin, humbled because of failure, brought low in wretchedness and Jesus replies; “Today you will be with Me in Paradise“.  The measure of ones love can be weighted against the measure of the source of love stretching out His hands and in the midst of pain, agony, humiliation, degradation, still extending presence, peace, healing, and holiness to the wretch that put Him there.

There is wretchedness approaching Love and the only requirement is a perfect sacrifice. Love died so that we might have life. Love sacrificed in the lowest of fashions as humanity spit, rejected, denied, and punished Him and yet in the midst of this there is forgiveness.

Come is the only requirement and accept His gift of pure Love.

What would the world situation look like if everyone on the planet understood the context of His offer of Paradise?

I am not typically a lyrics sharing man but this song says it all:

David Crowder Band

How He Loves

He is jealous for me, Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree, Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy. When all of a sudden, I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory, And I realise just how beautiful You are, And how great Your affections are for me. And oh, how He loves us so, Oh how He loves us, How He loves us all He is jealous for me, Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree, Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy. When all of a sudden, I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory, And I realise just how beautiful You are, And how great Your affections are for me. He loves us, Whoa! how He loves us, Whoa! how He loves us, Oh how He loves. Yeah, He loves us, Whoa! how He loves us, Whoa! how He loves us, Whoa! how He loves. We are His portion and He is our prize, Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes, If grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking. So Heaven meets earth like an unforeseen kiss, And my heart turns violently inside of my chest, I don’t have time to maintain these regrets, When I think about, the way: He loves us, Whoa! how He loves us, Whoa! how He loves us, Oh how He loves. Yeah, He loves us, Whoa! how He loves us, Whoa! how He loves us, Whoa! how He loves. Cause He loves us, Whoa! how He loves us. Whoa! how He loves us. Whoa! how He loves. Yeah, He loves us, Whoa! how He loves us, Whoa! how He loves us, Whoa! how He loves. From Lyrics Mania

 

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