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This is Love: The Extraordinary Story of Jesus

By Max Lucado

Join Max Lucado as he's taking you on a trip into the lifetime of the one that gave Himself to win your heart.

Jesus was once either divine and human, universal but remarkable: a special God-man who befriended sinners and outwitted dying. however the really awesome factor approximately Him is His love. His love by no means falters, by no means withholds. His love by no means supplies up, by no means stops brief. His love is going the distance.

With lovely pictures and wealthy, vintage layout, This Is Love will steer you on a life-changing voyage throughout the poignant tale of the dying, resurrection, and unsurpassed legacy of Christ.

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Throat so dry he couldn’t swallow, and voice so hoarse he might scarcely converse. he's thirsty. to discover the final time moisture touched those lips you must rewind a dozen hours to the meal within the top Room. considering tasting that glass of wine, Jesus has been crushed, spat upon, bruised, and lower. He has been a cross-carrier and sin-bearer, and no liquid has salved his throat. he's thirsty. Why doesn’t he focus on it? Couldn’t he? Did he now not reason jugs of water to be jugs of wine? Did he no longer make a wall out of the Jordan River and partitions out of the pink Sea? Didn’t he, with one observe, banish the rain and calm the waves? Doesn’t Scripture say that he “turned the barren region into swimming pools” (Psalm 107:35 NIV) and “the not easy rock into springs” (Psalm 114:8 NIV)? Did God now not say, “I will pour water on him who's thirsty” (Isaiah 44:3 NKJV)? if that is so, why does Jesus undergo thirst? whereas we're asking this question, upload a couple of extra. Why did he develop weary in Samaria (John 4:6), disturbed in Nazareth (Mark 6:6), and indignant within the temple (John 2:15)? Why used to be he sleepy within the boat at the Sea of Galilee (Mark 4:38), unhappy on the tomb of Lazarus (John 11:35), and hungry within the wasteland (Matthew 4:2)? Why? And why did he develop thirsty at the pass? He didn’t need to endure thirst. not less than, to not the extent he did. Six hours prior he’d been provided drink, yet he refused it. “They introduced Jesus to where referred to as Golgotha (which capacity where of the Skull). Then they provided him wine combined with myrrh, yet he didn't take it. they usually crucified him. Dividing up his outfits, they solid plenty to work out what every one might get” (Mark 15:22–24 NIV, italics mine). prior to the nail used to be pounded, a drink was once provided. Mark says the wine was once combined with myrrh. Matthew defined it as wine combined with gall. either myrrh and gall comprise sedative homes that numb the senses. yet Jesus refused them. He refused to be stupefied via the medicine, opting as a substitute to think the complete strength of his anguish. Why? Why did he suffer most of these emotions? simply because he knew you are going to suppose them too. He knew you'd be weary, disturbed, and indignant. He knew you’d be sleepy, grief-stricken, and hungry. He knew you’d face soreness. If no longer the discomfort of the physique, the discomfort of the soul . . . ache too sharp for any drug. He knew you’d face thirst. If now not a thirst for water, a minimum of a thirst for fact, and the reality we glean from a twin of a thirsty Christ is—he is familiar with. and since he knows, we will be able to come to him. HE selected THE NAILS JESUS’ final phrases at the move The hill is quiet now. no longer nonetheless yet quiet. For the 1st time all day there's no noise. The clamor started to subside while the darkness— that perplexing noon darkness—fell. Like water douses a hearth, the shadows doused the ridicule. not more name callings. not more jokes. not more jesting. And, in time, not more mockers. one after the other the onlookers became and started the descent. that's, all of the onlookers other than you and me. We didn't go away. We got here to profit. And so we lingered within the semidarkness and listened. We listened to the warriors cursing, the passersby wondering, and the ladies weeping.

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