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Weekly Devotion: A Look In The Mirror
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Just for a moment, I would like to take you to the scene where Jesus hung on the cross between two thieves (Matt. 27:38). If you will recall, a conversation ensued between Jesus and the two men who hung beside Him. One proposed that if Jesus was truly the Christ, why wouldn’t He save Himself and them with Him. While the other thief responded by saying that the two of them were guilty for their past life and deserved their punishment. Then addressing Jesus said, “would you remember me in Your kingdom” (Luke23:39-43).

The crowd that had gathered around them was made up of at least three groups. There were those who were nothing more than spectators. There was no real interest on their part other than being entertained. There were those whose hearts were broken, for it was their loved one that hung on one of those crosses. Among them, the emotions were high and all they could feel was the love that overlooked the faults and failures of their loved one. Then obviously the third group was made up of those who desired to see justice carried out. Some, possibly were the victims of wrongdoing. This third party was wanting a “pound of flesh” and shouted insults and jibes feeling that that would increase the pain and suffering of those hanging on their cross.

How often we hear people around us crying out for justice. Crimes have been committed from the beginning of time. Every person in this world can say that at some time in their life, they have been wronged. But why should that be our focus?

Consider the one who spoke to Jesus and said remember me! Regardless of his misdeed, he found forgiveness from the only one who could truly offer it. He was assured that because he was willing to recognize his own faults and failures, see Jesus for who he really is, that he would find paradise as his new residence.

His look in the mirror made him to know that he needed a savior. I ask you this, when is the last time you looked in the mirror? “For all have sinned and come short…! And “all of our righteousness is as filthy rags!”

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