Hello friends, how are you today? How was your week? Did you spend time with the Lord, every day, this week? What are you reading? Right now, I am toggling between Ezekiel and Proverbs 31.  Sometimes I forget the standard the Lord has called me to, and Proverbs 31 reminds me that the Lord has not lowered the bar. This week has been absolutely glorious.  The weather has been in the 50°s and low 60°s every day this week, with bright beautiful sunshine, every day except Monday. Isn’t our Lord amazing? I went running three times this week and a friend and I are weight training, two days each week. Jazz has been a nightmare though, almost demanding in her right to be outside.  I’ve had to remind her on more than one occasion, she is an indoor cat; she is only allowed outdoors, when her human owners go outside; which to her defense isn’t very often.  But we did leave the windows open, in that way she can enjoy the outdoors without really being outside.  It’s all the same, right? 

Jazz the cat

Have you ever thought about it? Are you worth it? I know instinctively you want to say ‘yes’, but are you really? Am I? Sometimes I wonder… it’s so easy to enjoy salvation while forgetting the cost.  I watched a clip of the ‘Passion of the Christ’, just the crucifixion bit, and while watching, I could not help but ask the Lord that question.  Was I worth it, Lord? Forget the ‘whole world’ (John 3:16) was I; ME; was I worth it? Sometimes, I don’t know…

I don’t know if I’m worth the betrayal of a friend.

I don’t know if I’m worth the denial of another.

Am I worth the jeering and shaming of the crowd?

Am I worth it? Are you?

I don’t know if I’m worth the ‘guilty’ verdict passed by the very people, who came for healing and to be fed.

I just don’t know…

Am I worth the load of the cross on a back that is already bruised and battered from an undeserved and unprovoked beating?

Am I worth the indignity of the mockery of the solders?

Am I worth it? Are you? 

I just don’t know…

Am the worth the nails?

Am I worth the horror of the cross? 

Did I deserve the death of this MAN?

Am I? Are you? We don’t deserve it, but I’m so glad He thought we were worth it. Let’s choose to live life abundantly, for the cost of our salvation came with too great a price.

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