Just Doing My Part

While watching the news there is a story of a car crash.
The car catches on fire and bystanders brave the heat and danger of explosion to free the occupant.
In the midst of disaster we see a great need and are willing to set aside any emotions and any safety for ourselves to do our part.
Look at the firemen and policemen that rushed into the World Trade Center on 9/11.
No thought of personal safety, just doing their part.
Our brave men and women in the armed forces, when called upon, will go into war without a thought of being killed.
They’re just doing their part.
Any one of us might rush into a burning building, to save a child whose cries we hear, without thought of what might happen.
Many years ago there was a disaster that has affected us all and it stills continues to affect and decay all of us.
This tragic event did not take place in space, on the Titanic or Hindenburg.
It isn’t the great plague of Europe, or the epidemic of AIDS.
It wasn’t the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan, or the terrorist destruction of the twin towers.
No, this great disaster took place over a piece of fruit that was absolutely forbidden to consumed and one bite completely changed and decimated the entire planet and its population for all generations.
Years later, a Man came and without any thought of fear or pain, took it upon Himself to die for us and undo what had been done with the bite of a piece of fruit.
For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:7-8
Why did He do this?
Knowing that the people He loved would turn against Him and desert Him; knowing the pain and indignation that He would suffer.
Knowing that nails would be driven into His hands and feet and a crown of thorns placed on His head; knowing that death would overtake Him and lay Him down in the grave.
Knowing that God Himself would turn His back on Him and forsake Him in His greatest hour of need.
While firefighters rush into burning buildings without knowledge of what will happen, and soldiers go into battle without knowing what will happen, Jesus knew exactly what would happen to Him.
So, why did Jesus do what He did?
He might say, “Just doing My part!”

One thought on “Just Doing My Part

  1. Strange isn’t it. We’ll rush to help a stranger, “just doing my part”, but the daily indurance with a family member takes to much out of us. So we look for an easier way out. There’s no denying it, we’re all in it. The thing is we do have a source of power, GRACE, that gives us peace & hope & indurance. It’s the love of God working in us! That love can bring the troubled ones into it & bring that wonderful change= being born again. It’s what Christ did for us…He loved us through our denial of Him right into His light. A ministry isn’t allways dealing with allot of people. Many times a ministry is a life long, day after day, living the message before a spouce. When we stand before our Lord how would we answer the question, did you do your part?


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