January 6, 2024
Romans 5:8, English Standard Version
“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
As I enjoyed this beautiful Christmas Day in Lancaster, I was reflecting on God’s love for me, for all of us, humans.
His love for us is so great that He was willing to die for our sins so that those who believe in Him will have eternal life.
Then I look back and remember there were a lot of times in my life when I doubt that Jesus and His love was real. I thought that I was too broken to be saved, too far gone to be a “good Christian”.
But this past year, I keep learning more and more that there is absolutely no such thing as “too broken to be healed, too far gone to be saved, too bad to be a Christian”. It’s clear to me now, that by thinking so, I was belittling the power of His big, big, big love for me.
The whole point of Jesus coming down to earth and dying to the cross is to save us from our sins, because we are broken, we are messy, and we can never be sinless. Therefore, we need a Savior to save us from the punishment we deserve.
When I fully stop and think about it, I have chills all over, I am in awe, I am beyond thankful.
How can I not share and talk about this good news? How can I not want to praise and worship him all the time? How can I not give my whole life for Him?