“By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.”
1 John 3:16
Jesus has set the standard for selfless love. There are no words to express how he showed his love. Though he is God, he became a man and subjected himself to the limitations of man. He walked in the earth and showed the love of the Father through His life. But the ultimate of it all is that he freely chose to be the payment for the sin of all mankind. Death was the ultimate sacrifice. We will never be able to comprehend how a Holy God is willing to die for sinful persons like us. But this is the perfect example of His great love and grace.
If you ever have gone through a dark past, you can have this hope. The love of God reaches out to the worst of all sinners, and by his death redeems, sets the captives and slaves free from bondage of sin. By his blood we are washed clean and given a new lease in life.
Lord Jesus, words are not enough to say thank you for laying down your life in order to save me. May I never forget the cost that you paid to restore my relationship with the Father. Thank you for this new life. Amen.
Today, think of the people in your life that needs to know and experience the love of God. Pray and ask God to give you the opportunity to share the gospel to them.