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The following true-life story illustrates the love of Jesus for me and I hope it will do the same for you. -- Pastor Tim

Winston Lee, a history teacher at Letcher County Central High School in Whitesburg, Kentucky, was grading a stack of exams about World War II that he’d recently given to his 11th-grade students when he noticed a note written on the bottom of one of the tests.

“If you could, can you give my bonus points to whoever scores the lowest?” the student had written. Winston describes this student as a “Straight A guy,” but he still couldn’t believe the generosity the kid displayed. “I was pleasantly surprised,” Winston said. “He is the type of kid that would often show compassion in the classroom.” 

Winston shared the student’s note on his Facebook page. “Have to shout this out. Had honestly never seen this…” he wrote. “One of my guys, a straight A+ guy, offers up his 5 bonus points to someone in need. Anyone. Totally offering up what is rightfully his, his earning, to any peer that may have been struggling especially hard the day of the test.”

Winston says that he did as the student asked, giving the extra five points he’d earned to a student who had scored a 58. The anonymous points donation was just enough to boost her grade to passing! “She was really thankful so it turned out great,” the teacher said. “She does not know who gave her the points.”

Beverly L. Jenkins, Writer @ InspireMore

 

This is Jesus for us. Jesus “passed the test” of living the perfect life and loving his Father in heaven and every human being. The Father gave Jesus a perfect score - actually more than a perfect score. How do we know this? 

Jesus tells his Father, “Please give my perfect score to every person who believes in me. I will take their failing grade as my own.” 

The Father does this but an amazing thing happens every time he does. The Father erases the failing score and replaces it with 100% but when he writes the failing score on Jesus’ test, it comes out as 100%!! Over and over again the Father gives Jesus’ perfection to failing people but Jesus own perfection never goes away. 

Because we receive the perfection of Jesus, our Father in heaven will resurrect us to eternal life and welcome us into his home. Thank you, Jesus, for your perfection - that never ends!

 

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Thank you for the reminder. Reminds me of the song that says, "I am covered over with the robe of righteousness that Jesus gives to me. I am covered over with the precious blood of Jesus and He lives in me. What a joy it is to know, my heavenly Father loves me so, that when He looks at me, He sees not what I used to be, but He sees Jesus."
Thank you Pastor Tim, very rewarding.
Thank You Pastor Tim

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