We human beings can be passionate about many things.  Sports for some is a passion.  Love is a passion for others, maybe all of us at some point in our lives.  Hunting, fishing, boating, are other passions some have.

What was the “Passion” of Jesus?  It was the cross of His death.  To obey His Father unto death.  To die for the sins of the world, that the world could believe in Him and be saved.  Hear the words of Doctor Luke:

“The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, until the day in which He was taken up, after that He through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom He had chosen: to whom also He shewed Himself alive after His passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God…” Acts 1:1-3 (KJV)

The “Former treatise” he speaks of is the Gospel of Luke (Luke 1:1-4).  He writes here by inspiration of the Spirit of God, that from the day Jesus showed Himself to John for baptism, and went teaching, until the day He was “Taken up” from them in their sight; that “He showed Himself alive after His passion”; speaking of His death and resurrection.

Just as Jesus’s passion was to die for you and me; so ought our passion be to live for Him; and when the time comes to even lay down our lives for Him, and for the cause of the Good news He gives us.

Jesus is alive and well.  Let Him be your passion.

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