I Love You, Jesus

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I Love You, Jesus

by Katy Kauffman

I love You, Jesus. You wrapped Yourself in human flesh, fragile and weak. The Mighty God became a man, the Creator became as the created.

You were patient with the passage of time. You grew up, learned, and read the Scriptures. You taught the temple teachers.

You never chose sin, not once. You followed God, obeyed Your parents, and loved others. You defeated Satan’s temptations by the Word of God.

I love You, Jesus. You had compassion on the multitudes. You taught, healed, cast out demons, forgave sins, and healed hearts. You still do today.

You accepted the cup of God’s will. Your friend betrayed You. The disciples abandoned You. But You stayed faithful. You carried the cross and walked the streets to Calvary.

Nails pierced Your skin, the crowd mocked You, the sky grew dark. God placed all of our sin on You, all the sin of all people of all time. You bore it willingly.

I love You, Jesus. Your soul experienced separation from God, the Father’s heart must have ached, the angels watched as You suffered. Oh, if we could have stopped it, but we caused it.

You forgave those who crucified You. You found another “son” to take care of Your mother. You granted a dying thief forgiveness and paradise. You cried, “It is finished!”

They pierced Your side. They took Your body off the cross and put it in a borrowed tomb. Sorrow consumed the faithful followers.

I love You, Jesus. Three days sorrow lingered. The disciples hid in fear. Mary Magdalene bravely visited the tomb. The stone had been taken away. The tomb was empty!

Five hundred saw You alive. You commissioned the disciples. You promised the Holy Spirit would come. You ascended to heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father as the risen King.

You still walk this earth, as the body of Christ lives, loves, and serves. You still do miracles and heal the wounded heart. Eternal life is a free gift because You paid for it with Your life.

I love You, Jesus. You are the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. The Suffering Servant, the Substitute Lamb. The Great I AM, the Risen Savior. You are my best friend, and You live in my heart.

I love You, Jesus. I love You.

© Copyright 2016 by Katy Kauffman

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