When we begin to complain about how much we have to sacrifice for those we love it would be good to remember all Jesus did to ransom us from the sure eternal death of our sinful soul. We indeed have a lot to give thanks for.
Traded Agony for Our Joy
He rose up the dead and laid down His life.
He poured out His all in His sacrifice.
They cursed at the Word and spat on Him who gave them breath.
In His thirst, His desire was to our thirst quench.
He was beaten, stripped, and shamed,
As they called out taunts and dishonored His name.
He offers His righteous robe and His name to all who will receive.
He trades His agony for eternal joy to all who believe
He walked and talked with sinners and shined His life bright.
To the repented even now He shares His light.
His heart broke at the weight of sin.
So our life could be free and whole to one day rejoice in Him.
He laid down His life and rose on the third day conquering death,
With promise to lift up every believing life victorious.
The devil cowers at all the promises His sacrificed life guarantees,
For he knows one day he too will fall upon his knees.
For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister,
and to give his life a ransom for many.