Disappointment is something that we begin to experience at such a young age. At first we tend to let it go, especially if someone closest to us is the cause of it. And as much as we may try to avoid it happening, there’s no way to stop it.
In Luke 22:1-30 we begin to read about the events that lead up to the betrayal of Jesus by Judas. We learn that Jesus sent Peter and John ahead to prepare the Passover supper and room. We later read that Jesus knows the person who will betray him is sitting in the same room. Wow!! Talk about being able to put personal feelings aside. If I were in that position, I don’t think I could show that much restraint, portraying love and grace, like Jesus did.
Just imagine how different this world would be if we resembled Christ in this manner. If we were able to understand the value of grace, defined as obtaining what we don’t deserve, I believe we would show it more often. Jesus’ life exemplified grace. Ephesians 2:8-9 starts off by saying, “For it is by grace you have been saved…” In case you missed that, Paul is saying that Grace = Jesus = Salvation. In learning this, my heart is so thankful that Jesus showed restraint that day. All Glory Be To His Name!!
Daily Challenge: Thank the Father for constantly showing you grace. Pray that you would be shown the places where you can begin to extend more grace.