Love is giving your place in line (#1) to someone else and then going back to the end of the line (#50) to start over again.
Until we realize we are desperate without Christ we can never be complete in Christ.
On Palm Sunday, Jesus was the most popular person in Jerusalem. He soon made enemies of the town’s businessmen and religious leaders by honoring his Father. Popularity was never his goal, but intimacy with hurting people was. Are we willing to establish our priorities the same way?
The most horrible condition on the planet is “God forsaken.” Jesus must have felt the first touch of this in Gethsemane. Knowing he would feel it much stronger on the cross must have made the hours between his arrest and death almost unbearable.
The privilege of prayer is one of the best things God has ever given us. It allows us to access Him anytime, anywhere, for any reason.