“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.” -Philippians 2:9-11
The first time I watched the movie “The Passion of the Christ” a few years back, I was shocked by how the events were presented. The scenes from the agony in the garden to the moment that Jesus breathed His last, were just so detailed and yes, bloody.
Today I watched it again. The experience is now entirely different. It is personal and profound. I almost ‘felt’ how Jesus suffered and died. Every time the camera focused on His eyes, it was like Jesus was actually looking at me, so lovingly and forgiving.
It is the same movie that I watched, but on each instance, the experience is entirely different. What changed? Life did.
In between both viewing, life have been teaching me lessons that make me ‘see’ clearer. I realized that no matter how weak and flawed I am, Jesus never gives up on me. His willingness to forgive is always greater than my desire to be forgiven.
Jesus proved that I am worthy to be saved, but unless I truly believe that indeed I am worthy and sin no more, He is patiently waiting for my complete turnaround. He is faithful even when I am not.
Today is Good Friday. It is a day of reflection on the passion of Jesus Christ, of gratitude for His sacrifice and repentance to be worthy of His perfect love. Today I changed my site title from Angel119 to Everyday with Jesus. Because I realized life is not about me, it is all about Him. With His mercy, I shall carry my cross to remind me everyday that Jesus carried His because of me.