Adoration of Christ
This is Day 29 of my 40 day Lenten Blog.
Oh Jesus, how my heart longs for You. I ache to be in Your presence--to see Your face and to witness Your glory. I want to fall down on the ground before Your majesty and worship You--to praise You and thank You for all the blessings You have bestowed upon me. I cannot wait to prostrate myself at Your precious feet, begging to kiss them, while admitting my complete unworthiness to do so.
You are the light and You are life. What do I have that compares to You? What can this world offer that rivals You? Nothing, for You created the world and the created cannot be greater than its creator. The universe, in all of its beauty and splendor is but a tiny taste of the glory of God.
And You are God, Lord Jesus. The ruler of all creation, the Word through which all things were made. But You are not a god of petty selfishness like the gods of the Greeks and Romans, who use creation simply to seek carnal pleasures. You are THE God, a loving, merciful and humble God. A God who ruled on high, but willingly lowered Himself to the position of servant by becoming a man and accepting all of the pain, tribulation and temptation that we humans endure. And You did it because You love us and to save us. You willingly died a horrific and painful death at the hands of Your own creatures--the very creatures You came to save! Yet we are ungrateful.
I have not shown You the gratitude that You deserve. I have not loved You with my whole heart, mind, and soul. I have not obeyed Your every command. In fact, I have often been deliberately disobedient. I have not sacrificed nearly enough for You. I have not shown the mercy to others that You have shown to me. I have not surrendered completely to You. I do not worship You as I should. I have been ungrateful, unloving, and most especially undeserving of You.
I beg You Lord, forgive me. Forgive the world. We are not worthy of Your mercy, but mercy is Your way. And I adore You for it. I worship You. I praise You. I fall down on the floor before You. I want You so badly. I want to be Yours completely. I just need Your help getting there, because I am too weak, broken, and selfish to do it on my own. Amen.
R.C. VanLandingham is the author of the Christian fantasy novel Peter Puckett & The Amulet of Eternity. He lives in Florida with his beautiful wife and three wonderful boys.