Our Names on Jesus’ Heart

Have you ever stopped to consider the fact that your name is written on Jesus’ heart? That you are so special to Him that He holds you near and dear?

Our Names on Jesus' Heart -By Misty Leask

While reading through Exodus this month with Courtney, Bridget, Mandy, Rosilind as part of the Good Morning Girls, I have been touched by the pictures of God and Christ I’ve found in the instructions God has been giving the Israelites.

Today in Exodus 28 I found such a beautiful picture of God’s love, grace and mercy to us through His Son, Jesus.

Exodus 28:29-30

Aaron and his sons used to have to carry the names of the Israelites on their hearts in memory and for judgment before the Lord.  The weight of such a responsibility would have been unimaginable at times and God knew that man could not atone for their own sins. When Jesus died upon the cross He took on this responsibility, so no man is required to carry this weight any longer. Through Jesus’ death we are offered the gift of salvation and God also removed the weight of our sins and placed them upon His Son, Jesus Christ! He now carries our names and our sins upon Himself!

Amazing love! How can it be,
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

We must never forget this amazing picture of God’s love, mercy and grace! That He took away the weight we are unable to bear and placed it upon His own Son, how humbling this is to me! What love Jesus has for you and me that He died upon that tree!

O the deep, deep love of Jesus, vast, unmeasured, boundless, free!
Rolling as a mighty ocean in its fullness over me!
Underneath me, all around me, is the current of Thy love
Leading onward, leading homeward to Thy glorious rest above!

As I continue to dig into God’s word, I’m amazed to find the innumerable ways that God shows us Himself through the Old Testament. Sometimes it can seem difficult to find things that apply to our lives today from Exodus. We must take time to seek the Lord in prayer and apply ourselves to studying the day’s scripture, then God will reveal the application for our lives today no matter where we are in His word or our lives. We must wait on Him to reveal Himself to us through each and every day, God’s timing and ways are not our own.

 

About Misty Leask

Misty is a Daughter of THE King, Texas girl always, Navy brat at heart, loving Fisherman's wife, blessed mother of 2. She is passionate about being real throughout all of life's struggles, successes and dreams. Her heart is full of ideas and passions, but the hours in her day never multiply to get it all done. Misty loves writing and reading in her spare time. Music and photography are favorite past times of hers as well.

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  2. Thank you for this lovely reminder. It’s been my experience that the Old Testament is full of hidden gems, just waiting to be unearthed. It takes more work and effort, more lingering and pondering, but the treasure is more than worth it! Thank you for linking up with Grace & Truth!

    • Yes, the treasure is indeed so very much worth it! I love digging into God’s word and finding jewels just waiting to be unearthed! Thank you for hosting! Blessings!

  3. I love how the Old Testament helps us understand the New Testament more. Without it, we would miss the depth, history, and beauty of things like the Exodus parallels. So glad you are getting much from your study! Thanks for linking up at Grace and Truth. 🙂

    • Yes! It truly is wonderful to be able to look to both the Old and the New Testament to dig into the scriptures deeply! Thank you for hosting each week! Blessings!

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