Friday, April 10, 2009

Jesus is praying for ME!

Imagine that!

But it's true.  It's one of the glorious facts of the gospel.  Our Saviour lives to make intercession for us.  

Why does He have to pray for me, you might ask?

Because the Enemy desires to sift me like wheat, just like he wanted to sift Peter.  And I know it.  I feel the whispered temptations to do those things which are a mediocre waste of time, instead of redeeming the time by doing those things which count for eternity.  I hear the snide accusations of failure as I hang my head in agreement - yes, I said that wrong thing, yes, I did that awful deed, yes, I thought that terrible thought.

But then, I remember.  Hebrews 7:25 Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.  

The Irish Calvinist wrote about it - Satan is Preying so the Saviour is Praying.   He asks, 

Do you thank Jesus for his intercession? Do you thank him for his glorious righteousness? Do you thank him for his commitment to you? Oh, it is true indeed, he is a far better Savior than we think him to be. You and I would be a Judas in an instant, selling Jesus out for a handful of pocket change and some temporal props, if it was not for Jesus and his faithful intercession. As the Good Shepherd pivots to Calvary he has his beloved sheep on his mind, he was and is praying for his sheep. And so we thank him with humble joy, for he is glorious.

And so we should.


  1. Isn't it Marvelous? It boggles the mind.

  2. I am thankful! Still, it never hurts to remind each other to do it.


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