Scripture Lesson: Hebrews 9:26-28
On this date in 1943, Joe Dimaggio traded in his salary of $43,500
a year playing for the New York Yankees for the $50 a month salary of an
enlisted man in the U.S. Army. Dimaggio, in his customary quiet style, did not
inform the Yankees of his decision beforehand, and would not return to the
Yankee lineup until the start of the 1946 season. Joe Dimaggio believed it was
his duty to serve his country, and he was willing to make a huge financial
sacrifice to do just that.
Today’s scripture lesson tells of the one in all of history who
made the biggest sacrifice of all, Jesus Christ. Jesus gave up the joy of
heaven to come to this world for only one purpose, and that was to die for our
sins and mistakes. Jesus freely gave up heaven to come to die once and for all
to pay the price for a sinful humanity. Jesus is coming back, and when he does
it will not be to die, but to bring those who believe in Him to salvation in
heaven! What an awesome passage that reminds of us of the sacrifice of Jesus
and also He is coming again – praise be to God!
Jesus sacrificed so much for us, what do we need to sacrifice for Him?
would you do today if you knew Jesus was coming again this afternoon?
Jesus right now for the sacrifice He made for us and ask Him what he desires
from us right now!
Jesus loves us so much, what a blessing and what a sacrifice he
gave to each of us.
Posted on Wed, February 17, 2016
by David Daly