But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8 (NIV)
In a blog on the Great Canadian Bucket List website, Robin Esrock writes “I love that I can drive on a highway for days, meeting friendly people along the way, chewing on eye candy throughout. I love conversations with immigrant taxi drivers and nurses and dock workers and computer scientists who work hard and have made great sacrifices to be here. I love drinking tap water. I love the efficiency of our transport system, the phones, the blazing-fast Internet. I love that our Canadian teams are always the underdog.”
I am amazed as I watch the reports from Europe of the love of a mother for her children. We have all watched the refugees – mostly women and children – make their way to the peace in other nations, paying a heavy toll to do so. The love of a mother for her child will lead her to unbelievably courageous acts in order to save her family. If that is the case for the love of a mother, how much more do we see God going to great lengths for us. Paul writes about this in Romans 5:8: “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” The Bible says that there is no greater love anyone can offer than to lay down their life for someone else. If that is the case, how much greater is the love of Jesus for us! While we were still sinners, He died for us. Look at the attitude of those around Him during His mock trial and crucifixion. He was mocked, beaten and crucified – and He loved each of them – and us – enough to die.
These have been words from the heart.