Day 45: And All that Was Left was His love.
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What you will need:
- A Bible
- This Devotional
- Some Coloring Utensils
- And a print out of this awesome coloring sheet designed by Esti O'Connell .
Theme: Praise and Repentance
Passage for April 14th: John 18-19
Bars from “Finish Line/Drown”
And all that was left was his love.
This is the death of the Son of God. He was completely broken down as he hung on the cross. All part of humanity stripped away with every crack of the whip. All of his divinity drained and forsaken as he laid naked, dying and bear.
“When God becomes man in Jesus of Nazareth, he not only enters into the finitude of man, but in his death on the cross also enters into the situation of man's godforsakenness. In Jesus he does not die the natural death of a finite being, but the violent death of the criminal on the cross, the death of complete abandonment by God. The suffering in the passion of Jesus is abandonment, rejection by God, his Father. God does not become a religion, so that man participates in him by corresponding religious thoughts and feelings. God does not become a law, so that man participates in him through obedience to a law. God does not become an ideal, so that man achieves community with him through constant striving. He humbles himself and takes upon himself the eternal death of the godless and the godforsaken, so that all the godless and the godforsaken can experience communion with him.”
And this love is all that was left hanging on that cross, exposed for the world to see.
All that was left was His love and all that was left was his love.
Mediation: Psalm 22
So as you prepare for Jesus last days read the meditation passage slowly and deliberately today asking God to prepare you heart for Jesus last days. Lock in on a phrase or a word that seems to be sticking out to you. As you color today, ask God why is this phrase sticking out to you. Listen to what he is saying in response. Spend a little bit longer on your meditation today. After God has given you a phrase that you have meditated on for a while. Simply close your eyes and say that wonderful little phrase: “All that was left was his love.”