Hi friends! I am so happy to be back with another blog post, because this month’s kit is just so amazing! I know I say that every time, but it’s always true. 🙂 I have been loving the addition of the faithfilled digitals, and I definitely think you should check them out!
I love the parallel the author of the devotional makes between Daniel chapter 3 and Matthew 27-28. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego come out of the fiery furnace, completely fine – not burnt, and they don’t even have the smell of smoke/fire on them! Likewise, when Jesus comes out of the tomb, after three days, He didn’t even have the smell of death on Him!
Can we agree that Jesus went through so much, in order to die for you and me? As the author of the devotional says, “Jesus has been through the furnace of death.”
You can read the whole story of the crucifixion and resurrection in Matthew 26-28, but I want to point out a few things.
- Jesus was betrayed by one of His disciples (Matthew 26:14-16). That must have hurt Him so much, even if He knew it would happen.
- Peter, another one of His disciples, promises to follow Him no matter what, yet he denies Jesus three times in a short amount of time.
- Jesus is mocked, beat up, and crucified, the worst torture, the worst way to die, but He didn’t deserve it. We did. But because of His amazing and great love for us, He went through all of that so that He could rescue us. That’s how much He cares for you.
I don’t think we thank Jesus enough for what He went through to rescue you and me. Take some time this week to thank Him and praise Him for what He did on the cross for you and what He has done in your life. To God be the glory!
Thank you for taking the time to read this today! This kit is still available here (http://rwrd.io/wkjedmx?c) as well as the faithfilled digitals (which I highly recommend!). You can follow me on Instagram @creative4hisglory for more fun journaling pages! Have a great week, friends.