Amazing Love

By: Dana Parrish

Posted: April 9, 2015

Category: Daily Devotional

By Newsboys

I’m forgiven because You were forsaken
I’m accepted, You were condemned
I’m alive and well, Your Spirit is within me
Because You died and rose again

Amazing love, how can it be
That You, my King, should die for me?
Amazing love, I know it’s true
It’s my joy to honor You
In all I do, to honor You

You are my King
You are my King
Jesus, You are my King
You are my King

Mary was standing outside the tomb crying, and as she wept, she stooped and looked in. She saw two white robed angels, one sitting at the head and the other at the foot of the place where the body of Jesus had been lying. “Dear woman, why are you crying?” the angels asked her.

“Because they have taken away my Lord,” she replied, “and I don’t know where they have put him.”

She turned to leave and saw someone standing there.  It was Jesus, but she didn’t recognize him. “Dear woman, why are you crying?” Jesus asked her.  “Who are you looking for?” She thought he was the gardener. “Sir” she said, “if you have taken him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will go and get him.”

“Mary!” Jesus said.

She turned to him and cried out, “Rabboni!” (Which is Hebrew for Teacher)

“Don’t cling to me,” Jesus said, “for I haven’t yet ascended to the Father. But go find my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God,’” John 20:11-17


Dear Jesus, thank you for dying for our sins and the sins of the entire world for all time. It breaks our hearts to think about the horrible, gruesome, unspeakable death that You endured so that every person has an opportunity to have eternal life with You. You knew our sins then You know them now and still You chose to die because You love us. This is the time of year when we are reminded just how much You love us. It is definitely an amazing love. Lord, we love You and praise You every minute of every day. In Your Amazing Name, Amen.