08 April 2009

The Remembrance of Jesus

"These things His disciples did not understand at the time, but after Jesus was glorified they remembered that these things had been written of Him."

When the Lord God remembers His people, He does not simply think of them, but He moves to act in mercy toward them; not only with heart and mind, but with the flesh and blood of Christ, His Son.

So, too, when the disciples of Christ Jesus are brought to the remembrance of Him, they do not simply think of Him, but they are moved to act in mercy, as He is merciful; not only with heart and mind, but with ear and eye, hand and mouth, body and soul.

To remember Jesus is first of all to hear and receive what He says and gives, and then also to do as He does, to love as He loves. To remember Jesus is to forgive those who trespass against us, to do good to those who hate and hurt us, and to pray for those who persecute and curse us. For so does our Father remember us in Christ, in grace, mercy and peace.

1 comment:

TruthQuestioner said...

Grant this, Lord, unto us all.