I have been thinking a lot about Jesus’s sacrifice on the cross. He did not have to die for us. He is a king, the most High King. He could have ruled like an earthly king but he chose not to. Jesus chose the harder way. He made himself to bear our sins. He was condemned in our place. Now our sins are forgiven if we believe Jesus.
I am following Jesus example by trying to live my life for others. I have a hard time being with people because of my autism. I cannot talk easily and I have poor body control. My anxiety is really hard to overcome. I get nervous almost every time I am outside my home. I can be easily startled by new experiences like being lost in a new place. It can be overwhelming.
Jesus teaches me to be brave in facing my fears and anxieties. Jesus was resolute in completing his mission to save the world. He did not let his comfort, his friends, his critics, or his fears stop him. I have a mission too. It is to make disciples of all nations. It is the same mission of all believers. I can bring this message to my readers. I can be a voice for people like me. We need the hope of God's forgiveness and new life.
I want to accomplish God’s mission for me like Jesus did. It may cost me my comfort and my energy but I gain God glory. Good Friday is a time to remember how Jesus loved us so much he gave his life for us.
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