Romans 5:8 tells us “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” 1 John 4:9 tells us ” In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. ” And 1 John 4:19 says, “We love Him because He first loved us.”
Take a moment and think about that.
In a conversation with God one day, I asked Him how can the story of Jesus mean more to me? I asked him to make it current for me and up to date. He then reminded me of how Jesus lived a sinless life while on earth so that He could be the perfect sacrifice. He brought to my memory every moment I cried out to Him for help. Then He said, “He died so I could be there with you in those moments.” Jesus’ sacrifice means we get to walk and talk with the Father and have a growing relationship with Him. Hallelujah! If that doesn’t fill you joy and gratitude, nothing will. Let the sacrifice of Jesus mean more to you today. Let God deepen your understanding with how much He loves you. Let it mean more.
Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to my heart. Forgive me if I’ve lost sight of the importance of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection. Teach me, Father. Refresh my memory, and help me to understand more deeply Your love. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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