by Darla Noble
I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I that live, but Christ living in me. That life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me.
I’ll never forget the evening I stood on the front porch of our tiny house with my almost-two-year-old son, as we watched my husband pull into the driveway with a partially-assembled swing set in the back of our truck. When he realized what it was, he put his little hands on his chest and exclaimed in awe and excitement, “Is dat fo me? Just fo me?”
Oh, if we would only see the cross with that same sense of awe and gratitude! If we would only give ourselves to Christ—body, soul, and mind—with a similar attitude of humility; knowing we are receiving something so great for no other reason but pure and unconditional love!
Pray: Father, thank You for Your Son and what He has done for me. Help me honor His death every day by living by faith, in obedience, and because of love. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.