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Posted on: 7-15-112014

A few days ago I saw the movie “Extraordinary Measures”.  It is based on the true story of a father who risks everything trying to save his two children who suffer from Pompe disease.  The disease is progressing and he knows that time is running out.  He is desperate to save them and is willing to do anything he can to help them.  He resorts to lying, manipulating, and conniving in order to get what he wants.  He finally is so desperate that he breaks into a lab that contains a medicine that may possibly help his children.  In  the end, his persistence pays off and his children get what they need to help them.  We, too, have a Father who went to extraordinary measures to save us. He knew that we would have a disease that would kill us…sin.  He knew that this disease would eat away at us until nothing was left.  He knew that unless He did something, we would be destroyed.  He knew we couldn’t fight this disease on our own.  He knew that no one else would ever be able to cure us from this malady.  He knew He was the only hope we had, so He decided to do come up with a plan to save us.  He decided to sacrifice the only child He had who didn’t suffer from this disease in order to save the rest of us.  He allowed His Son, Jesus, to be beaten beyond recognition, mocked, spit upon, pierced by a crown of thorns, and ultimately crucified on a cross in order to heal us.  He allowed every stripe upon His Son’s back to be the very medicine we needed to defeat our disease.  He allowed every drop of blood that poured from His body to be the healing balm that restored us.  Apart from God’s extraordinary measures, we are going to die.  With His extraordinary measures, we have already been healed.

“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.”  Isaiah 53:5

Extraordinary Measures

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