God’s Love, Christ’s Death

Romans 5:8, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

God has an enormous amount of love.  In fact, enormous is not descriptive enough.  God’s love is beyond measure.  It is because of this love that some events transpired.  One of those events is the death of His Son on the cross.

We sin.  It is as natural as breathing.  We live and as we live, we do things wrong.  We are all sinners since the first couple in the world, Adam and Eve.  After Adam and Eve, every man and women was under the curse of sin.  It is in our DNA.

Even with all the sin that we have done, Jesus still chose to die for us.  He honored His Father, Our Father in Heaven.  Jesus still chose to die to take our sin away so that we can be perfect.  Not perfect in this life but perfect in the next.  Perfect because of the spilled blood of Jesus.

The message of Jesus’s death and resurrection is not just for one time of the year.  The death and resurrection is the basis of the faith of every Christian that lived and will ever live.  Without the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, there is no salvation.  There is no help for us.  There is only pain, suffering, and an afterlife without God.  This is not what God intends for His creation.  This is not how God wants His people to be.

With Jesus, we can be with God forever.  We can be in a place without pain, suffering, tears, sorrow or disease.  This is the complete opposite of the Earth that we live on now.  God wants only the best for us.  That is why God did what He did for us and that is why Jesus did what He did as well.

Heavenly Father,

We know that You are holy and loving and caring.  You are our Father in Heaven, who sent His Son to die for us.  He alone lived a perfect life on Earth and He alone died for the sins of all.  Let us believe in You and rely on You for all that we have.  Without You, we have nothing.  No life.  No salvation.  No “anything.”  Thank You for all that we have and let us ever be grateful for all that we continue to receive from You.

In Your name we pray,

Amen

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