Dear Jesus

“Dear Jesus,

My heart is overwhelmed with the glimpses of your kindness toward me. 
My soul cannot comprehend your deep, abiding love.

Even though I mocked your Word of Truth, you loved me despite my foolishness.
Even though I drove those nails into your hands, you touched me and healed my brokenness.
Even though I spat on your face, you turned your countenance toward me and drew me with endless love and understanding. 
Even though I pressed a crown into your beautiful head, the Head over all Creation, you overlooked my ignorance and lifted mine in my shame. 
Even though I valued fading, earthly possessions, you showed me eternal blessings and riches in you. 
Even though I despised your leading, you gently called my name and drew me into your presence.

Son of God and Spirit of Life, Light of the World and Good Shepherd, how can I show you my love?

Wisdom of God and LORD of Lords, King of Ages and Lamb of God, what can I give you, that you don’t already own?

Ransom for all Men and God’s own Son, Lord of the Harvest and of Peace, teach me to surrender my all to you.

Lord of our Righteousness and Word of God, Faithful and True One, unveil my eyes to see you in the Light of Truth.

Peace of God and Master, Blessed Hope and only Ruler, you set your throne aside for my sake.

Jesus, my sure Foundation, and Savior of the World allow me to serve you with my all my heart and soul. 

15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. 19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
21 And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, 22 he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,
23 if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister
Colossians 1:15-23 

About Heidi Viars

“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth ...” ― C.S. Lewis ..... In my pursuit of self, I found utter darkness. In my pursuit of truth, I found Jesus, who dispelled the darkness by His forgiveness. Now I follow Him and try to understand Him better. I am a wife, mother of 6, blogger and love taking photographs of sunrises.
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15 Responses to Dear Jesus

  1. Terri Nida says:

    Just beautiful. Thank you, Heidi.

  2. Such unconditional love! ❤

  3. Such a beautiful prayer, Heidi. Giving thanks for the deep cleansing within and the encouragement that so gently follows . . . giving thanks for you. ❤️

  4. Debbie says:

    I am so moved by this Heidi . . .thank you for giving us a heartfelt beautiful prayer to pray this Easter! Blessings and love!

  5. Nancy Ruegg says:

    On the one hand you illuminated the shameful, mindless, hurtful ways I’ve treated my Savior. On the other hand, you’ve highlighted his glorious character with all those beautiful names. How can I NOT, with you, ask him to “Teach me to surrender…allow me to serve?!” Thank you, Heidi, for touching my heart and soul with your writing. As always.

    • Heidi Viars says:

      Yes, there is that beautiful but cruel reality. He is so kind and gentle and so good, always moving me toward His heart and Christ’s love. Thank you, dear Nancy, for always encouraging my heart with your words. I pray you have a wonderful Easter with your family!

  6. Bill Sweeney says:

    Amen, Heidi! So good.
    Isn’t it strange that you, me and all Spirit-filled believers know that we would have participated in the crucifixion? It’s a haunting thought, but a minute after we realize that He died for OUR sins, we realize that we were there at the cross swinging the hammer.

    • Heidi Viars says:

      I like the way you put that – our realization of our part in the crucifixion. Thanks for always encouraging the Body of Christ with your blogs, Bill! I so appreciate you!

  7. Steve Rebus says:

    Wow Heidi! Powerful! 😀

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