Daily Bible Reading: Matthew 27:32 – 66
Verse of the Day: Matthew 27:27 – “And many women were there beholding from afar, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.”
Today is Valentines Day. A day that we celebrate love. It almost can seem like this is a strange section of Matthew to read today. Yet, when we stop and ponder the importance of what is taking place in this passage, we realize that this is the fulfillment of what we consider in John 3:16.
What is taking place on the hill called Calvary is the visual portrayal of the grand and endless love of God. “For God so loved the world that He gave His Son.” There really is no greater image for understanding the grandeur of love – God’s love for us.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, as we ponder the fullness of Your love, it is not displayed in any other place as grand as in the Cross on Calvary. May I pause today in the thoughts and celebrations of love to remember this truth.