Romans 5: 6-8 (MSG) puts it in the simplest terms: “Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn’t, and doesn’t, wait for us to get ready. He presented himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready. And even if we hadn’t been so weak, we wouldn’t have known what to do anyway. We can understand someone dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand how someone good and noble could inspire us to selfless sacrifice. But God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him.”
Who am I that He would sacrifice so much for me? I’m nowhere near perfect. I drive a car that leaks. I don’t always push myself to my fullest potential. My house needs fixing. Sometimes things at my job frustrate the mess out of me. I don’t understand people who drive slower than me. There are times when I am shy to speak up about what He’s done for me. I don’t take care of my health like I should. I admit that sometimes I can be lazy. I haven’t been an angel in the past. I don’t always listen to Him when He speaks. Why me?
He knew my mind would never be able to comprehend the depths of His love and the lengths to which He would go just to show how much He loves me and wants me to reconcile with the Father. In spite of all I’ve done, in spite of all I will do, They love me. As I am, They love me. They love us. Today we celebrate the many years ago Jesus willingly died a death of pain and humiliation just for me …just for us.
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Romans 5:8 (AMP) But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8 (MSG) But God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him.