There are some things, that when we know them, they change our lives. There are some things, that when the truth of them really hits home, it will change our life, our understanding, our view of ourselves, of others, of God, of well, everything.
Listen to what Paul says this morning in Romans 5:6-8:
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Jesus died for us. Jesus died for you. Jesus died for me.
When you were at your most unlovable. God loved you the most.
Not because we were good. Not because we had unearned it. Not because we were good enough. Not because we were perfect. Not because of us.
Because of Him.
Like I like to say at Asbury, at your worst moment. At your biggest failure. At the time when you fell the hardest and the worst. At the time when you were most embarrassed, most ashamed, most unworthy of love, at that exact moment, Jesus died for you.
You are loved. You are forgiven. You are redeemed.
Think about that. Seriously. Think about that big failure. How it stings. How it hurts. How it leaves a mark. How it kills your soul. Your joy. You energy. Your passion.
That thing. That failure. That moment.
That’s what Jesus died for.
And you are forgiven. Of that thing. It’s gone. Forgotten. Forgiven. Forever.
Today, you can walk away from it. Leave it. You free and clear. You are forgiven of it today.
At just the right time, Jesus died for you. And for me. Not because we had earned it. In fact, because we hadn’t.
When you were at your most unlovable. God loved you the most. Never forget that.
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