He sat quietly and inconspicuously, observing people walk to the front of church and place their offerings into the chest. Several worshippers carried heavy bags of gold coins, held visibly for all to see and echoing loudly as they were dropped on top of the gifts of others.
Then He noticed her. His gaze fastened to her bent frame, her eyes down, soft tears streaking her face, her hand in a tight fist. He knew. He knew what she carried—two small coins—all she had to live on. He saw her heart of devotion and obedience to His Father (Mark 12:41-44).
Did Jesus, in that split second of time, have a “flash-forward” moment and see Himself on the cross giving His life’s blood for the sins of the whole world? He knew the day would soon arrive when He would give everything He had to give. At the same time, God His Father, would give His all, His best, in giving His Son.
“…because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors” (Is. 53:12). He bore my sin on that cross. He bore your sin. The price has been paid.
I am powerless to clean myself or get rid of my guilt and shame (Jer. 2:22). I cannot save myself. I need a Savior, and His name is Jesus Christ, the living Son of the living God.
“What more could have been done for my vineyard than I have done for it?” (Is. 5:4). Nothing. He is waiting on us. Run into His outstretched arms today. He loves you. He will save, cleanse, comfort, and heal your wounds today (Matt. 23:37).