God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
For by grace you have been saved through faith.
And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
John describes his Savior as God of Love. Let's look at God.
When His cousin, John the Baptist, died, Jesus had a unique to God response. He fed 5,000 people with no real amount of food. By God's Word and giving Thanks. A funeral from Jesus to John the Baptist. And then Jesus walked on water, just as the Holy Spirit did in Genesis 1. And when Peter could not walk with Jesus upon the water, immediately Jesus reached down and enabled Peter to have His Strength and help.
Now I am aware we have written this down recently. And yet, this is what I am talking about - Having the Strength of God. Jesus Christ, Son of God, has this.
Most of us know someone who has survived a tremendous illness or accident. Generally, they do not fix breakfast for 11 men. Usually, there is not an argument after victory over death about favoritism. Like the Disciples had in John's 21st Chapter. The Disciples took one look at Jesus Christ and decided to let their real personality all hang out. Flap in the breeze. Their Jesus looked strong enough to deal with them as themselves.
What did Jesus do next?
He went for a long, long walk - the Road to Emmaus.
1 Corinthians 15:6
After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.
What was Jesus doing? Acts 1 tells us what the Messiah, Savior, Son of God our Father - is doing. Jesus is teaching. He is not suffering. He is preaching. Jesus is breaking cultural norms. Jesus is appearing and teaching women. Jesus - is - Triumphant.
Now, how would God do even more?
After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God.
Jesus is Astonishing.
Jesus is Amazing.
Jesus is completely filled with His Father.
And You, have given us... Your Son.
What would Jesus do with me? Jesus would call me His Own. God's Beloved Child.
Will all we have within us - Thank You for Salvation, cover the ones I love with Jesus. And as the Beloved of God pray for this, around this world that belongs to You, Father God, and the fullness of the earth; we know the Holy Spirit covers our world with our prayers and You are pleased.
Holy, Holy, Holy is our Lord God, Jesus Almighty. Alleluia. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †