Has something ever come along at just the right moment for you? You know, like that feeling when you are driving down a country road and your gas light comes on. You begin to think, am I going to be able to make it to town where there is gas? And then, out of nowhere, you find a gas station?
Or maybe you’ve been looking for something that belongs to your child or grandchild and they are THISCLOSE to having a meltdown. And then, boom, out of nowhere, you find it? Disaster averted.
It’s that a great feeling, to know that at just the right moment, you had what you needed. I think about that a lot when I read today’s passage. Listen to what it says in Romans 5: 6-8:
6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
I love that passage. At just the right moment. While we were weak, while we were frail, while we were at our most unlovable. It was at that exact moment that Jesu died for us. Not because we deserved it or earned it.
In fact, the exact opposite. At that moment, that moment of our failure, our mistakes, our weakness, at that moment Jesus died for us. Not because we earned it. But because He loves us.
At that moment when we were the most unloveable, that was the right moment. That’s when grace was applied.
You are loved today. You just are. You can choose to live in that, or reject. It’s your call, it’s my call. It’s up to me and you to decide what we will do with God’s love at this moment. But regardless of your choice, know this.
You are loved. Because at just the right moment, at just the right time. At that moment when we were most unlovable, at that moment Jesus died for us.
You are loved. Never forget that. You are loved.
Live in that grace today.
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