Sandra (not her real name) has come to me for support for some time. Someone warned her that her husband was raping her little girl. It’s a tough battle and even she had to testify.
This week I have been under interrogation for two days about my actions to “steal” my son from the rapist’s hands.
I think this must have been how Jesus felt in the Garden of Gethsemane. “My father, if there is any way, get me out of this. But please, not what I want. You, what do you want?”
I can’t even describe how horrible it was. Me, being interrogated, my actions, deeds and words twisted and questioned!
In that terrible and terrifying moment, I experienced God. I am more and more convinced that this is not about her or me, but about the Kingdom.
From all this sadness God will be victorious!
Please keep praying with me. Not what we want, but what God wants …
Eish! I take my hat off to Sandra. She is waging a war to save her son from evil. I admire your fighting spirit and perseverance. But I admire his faith even more. And somehow he is experiencing what Jesus had suffered.
And it is here that we can find immense consolation. Jesus knows exactly what Sandra is suffering now, because He Himself had to go through the valley of death. He was humiliated, spat on, beaten, kicked, falsely accused, stabbed with swords, nailed to the cross, and died. And because of this earthly humiliation, God elevated him to the highest position in the universe.
What we do see is Jesus, made “not as high as the angels”, and then, through the experience of death, crowned much higher than any angel, with a glory “resplendent with the light of the dawn of Eden “.
How wonderful to know that the most important Person in the universe was here on earth to prepare our place in heaven! Do we really understand the immensity of that fact? Do we really know how much mercy we sinners receive through that action?
10 It makes sense that the God who started everything and keeps everything running now completes the work of making the Pioneer of Salvation perfect through suffering while leading all these people to glory.
Oh thank you that Jesus gave his life for us!
Are you, like Sandra, involved in a life-threatening battle? Do you feel overwhelmed? Is it just a huge fight every day?
Go to Jesus. He knows exactly what you’re going through, not just because He is God, but precisely because He fought for the same things when He was here on earth.
Hebrews 2: 9-13
What difficulties are you struggling with?
How can you bring it to Jesus?
Do you think He understands?
Jesus, you are so good to me. You understand my pain and my difficulties, because You also suffered it. Help me get it out, because I can’t go on. Amen.