In these verses, the author places the words of Psalm 40 on Jesus’ lips, pointing to Jesus’ understanding of his mission. Jesus’ sacrificial offering of his body draws our attention to the self-giving symbol of love on the cross. It gives us a deeper insight into what it means to do God’s will. This time of year, we think about the incarnation of Jesus. We think about the importance of Jesus taking on flesh to show us how far God would go for love of the world. It’s also a time to think about how we use our own bodies to reflect the image of God that dwells in each of us.
In what tangible ways do you seek to be a blessing to others in this season? How are you reflecting the image of God that dwells within you? Are you speaking words of peace, going out of your way to bless others, being intentional about including and inviting those who might feel left out or lonely?
Offer a prayer of thanksgiving for Jesus’ sacrifice of love and commit yourself to being a blessing to someone today.