I am not ashamed! When I am persecuted I rejoice. When I am put down for my faith, I abound in joy for the privilege. My Savior is worth every bit of pain and suffering. What we go through today is nothing compared to what Paul went through let alone what Jesus endured for us. I count any persecution as a crown that I can wear with pride.
Let’s stop being so desensitized to the cross and really reflect on the reality of the pain and suffering that Christ endured for us… for me! To know that Jesus, the love of my life was marred beyond human semblance is absolutely horrifying. There are no words that describe my deep deep gratitude for the deep deep love Jesus demonstrated for me!
“As many were astonished at you—
his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance,
and his form beyond that of the children of mankind.” – Isaiah 52:14