Jesus has all the authority of heaven and earth and therefore calls us to live for him, not to earn his acceptance but as a response of thanksgiving to him for his kindness to us in creating and sustaining the world, in dying on the cross for our sins, in rising again, for our salvation.
Are you a Christian this morning who is weighed down by your own weakness? By a long term illness or disability? Remember where our hope lies, our hope is not in this life, but in the life to come where sickness, suffering, pain, and disability will be no more. Lift your weary heads this morning and see the hope he has laid up for you in heaven.
As we get ready to come to the Lord’s Table, remember this is Jesus, the one who is glorious because he took away the sting of death for you and me. This is Jesus, the one who is glorious because he took the punishment for our sin, this is Jesus who removes all memory of our sin, this is Jesus who helps us fight temptation and live for God.