Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Sacrifice


"If a commission by an earthly king is considered an honor,
how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice?"

~ David Livingstone ~

I read the other posts at Laurel's site, I was sorting through my thoughts about what this quote really meant to me. All the other posts are so wonderful and very thought provoking. Then the verse that I was thinking about came to me in this verse in John

15:13"Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends."

We have received the greatest gift of love from our Savior - His life. When we come to Christ we are not longer living for ourselves, but for Him. So I agree and echo many of you, an earthly king does not ask as much of us - but our reward is small. Our heavenly king asks us for our life, but we get so much more in return - eternal life. Our cups are running over with His blessing. I am all for being commissioned by our heavenly king.

Thanks for reading.

Cyndee

6 comments:

Laurel Wreath said...

Oh I am so glad you decided to join in. You are right, the reward in Heave is everything.

And I love the verse you posted.

Have a great day!!

Denise said...

Great thoughts, thanks for sharing.

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Dear Cyndee,
I am so glad you joined. I loved your post. Thanks for sharing. May the Lord Bless you this week and always.

In his endless love,

Angel Mama ():) ( Pearls of Wisdom)

Terri @ In His Hands said...

His life *is the greatest gift and what an honor it is to serve Him.

Wonderful post!

Loni said...

The greatest Gift indeed.

Thank you for sharing . . . and joining.

Nancze said...

Well said. Thanks for sharing! God bless