Friday, April 18, 2014

Hope of Easter

A Humble King -from YouVersion - The Hope of Easter.

Someone once wrote this about Jesus: “He who is the Bread of Life began His ministry hungering. He who is the Water of Life ended His ministry thirsting. Jesus hungered as a man, yet fed the hungry as God. He was weary, yet He is our rest. He paid tribute, yet He is the King. He was called a devil, but He cast out demons. He prayed, yet He hears prayer. He wept, and He dries our tears. He was sold for 30 pieces of silver, yet He redeems sinners. He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, yet He is the Good Shepherd. He gave His life, and by dying He destroyed death.”

Throughout His life on earth, Jesus was a man of striking contrasts—reflecting both His genuine humanity and His full deity. On that Sunday before He died, one might have expected Jesus the King to enter Jerusalem on a mighty steed.But He chose instead a lowly donkey. Before He could come as a King to reign, He had to come as a Savior to die.

We would expect to find such contrasts in the life of One who was fully God and fully man. Jesus, who is the sovereign Lord of the universe, became a man to die for us. But one day He will return as King of Kings. — RICHARD DEHAAN

The lowly carpenter of Nazareth was the mighty architect of the universe.

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