Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (NIV) Hebrews 12:2
Hope in the future:
O Lord You are my hope and my salvation. I envision You standing at the finish line of my race. . .not back in the crowd. . .but right at the line waiting for me with a big smile on Your face. . . Your arms stretched out waiting for me to fall into Your embrace. And Your eyes are glowing. . . radiating the love You have for me. . .communicating, “Everything I went through, the shame, the suffering of the cross, the frustration, it was worth it to have you with Me.”
I stumble into Your arms and am embraced with Your nail scarred hands, kissed by the face that was beaten. I am with love eternal, love overflowing, love overwhelming, love sufficient, love without fail. I am with the One who loves me more than life itself. I am with my Beloved Jesus. O what a day it will be! What an eternity it will be!
A Prayer to Pray:
O dear Jesus, I need that embracing love today. I know You are with me, but I need to feel Your arms around me, be filled with Your presence, and to know that I am protected.