Wednesday, 5 August 2009

For Me...

I am feeling rather tired tonight. Actually, I've felt tired all week. From a beeping smoke detector battery in the middle of the night to a frightened child after a dream at 4am. I work full-time and then come home and run a house and take care of a 5 year old child. I do this day in and day out and it gets a bit tiresome.

But ...and this is a BIG BUT ... tonight as I was nearing the end of my chores, with pain shooting through both my legs and my head starting to ache, I was reminded that Jesus endured more.

He endured untold pain and suffering and death on a cross ... FOR ME.

Much more than working a full day to come home to deal with a child and household duties. I flinched after I had that thought tonight.

He was whipped, beaten, bashed, scourged, ridiculed and spat on ... FOR ME.

The worse that happens to me during the day might be a rude checkout clerk. Or another driver that won't let me in when in traffic.

He hung on a wooden cross with a crown of thorns sticking into His brow and with nails through His hands and feet ... FOR ME.

I watch "The Passion of the Christ" on a regular basis just to remind myself of the 'realness' of what Jesus went through. Some may call me crazy; I'm not. It's my 'wake up call' movie.

It reminds me of Jesus' humble nature, of the sacrifice that He made, of the culmination of God's ultimate plan to save, of what Jesus did ... FOR ME.

"And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death— even death on a cross!" - Philippians 2:8 (NIV)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Jesus to earth to be a living example of how we are to live our lives. I pray that I too can live a humbled and obedient existence, just as Jesus did ... FOR ME. In His Precious Name, Amen


  1. This is beautiful and such a great reminder.

  2. Praise God Paula! Amen & amen!!

  3. Powerful sharing...

    Indeed Jesus endured more. More than anything we can possibly experience.

    I so love the heart you are developing even more in the LORD Paula. He loves you deeply. Continue to seek after Him with all of your heart.

    Love and hugs.

  4. That is a big "but", Paula! Congratulations on your online article publication! I'm so proud of you. YOu are a dandy writer. Loved it.

  5. you have challenged me again my friend. xo

  6. Stopped back by tonight to love on you.

    Chat soon. Hugs and love and remain encouraged in the LORD. His Hands are upon your life and your precious daughter. May His strength and wisdom fill you up.

    Love ya.