At Your Worst

In Romans 5:6-8 we find these words:

When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.
(Romans 5:6-8, NLT)

Some of the most amazing words uttered are Jesus words found in Luke 23:

“Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34, NLT)

He was in the process of dying for them as they were doing Satan’s work, doing their best to make Him as miserable as possible. He was not only dying for them, He was asking for their forgiveness!
This is how much Jesus loves.
He loves you this way too. Not just when you’re at your best, but even in those moments when you’re at your worst.
And Jesus went out of His way to make sure we understood that His Father is exactly the same way. His love is just as big, as powerful, and as complete as we see in Jesus’ life (see John 14:9).
The Apostle Paul put it this way:

I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow – not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below – indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39, NLT)

This thought comes from this week’s assignment.
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