“You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the un-godly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:6-11).
God didn’t wait until we ‘measured up’ to save us because it would have been impossible since “…all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
This is terrible news for the proud hearted who’d rather not acknowledge that God laid out a moral standard in his word that’s unattainable without Christ’s supernatural power at work within us.
For those who are in despair or trapped in addictions and feel like they can never escape, this is the greatest news ever! Heaven’s door is open to you today because Christ died on the cross for the sins of ALL mankind: past, present, and future.
When you accept Christ and allow the Holy Spirit to come into your life, it’s the beginning of a whole NEW life. Your sins are forgiven and you have eternal life with Jesus. Not only that but the Holy Spirit will begin to work in your heart and lead you in the right direction.
If you feel like you’re unworthy, it’s a LIE. Luke 15:7 says that “there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.”
Let today be the day you begin your new life.
(Photo by Jodie Stevens -2017, Mt. Rainier)