Romans 5

Let’s start with the Bible Project’s part 2.

“While we were still helpless, at the right time, Christ died for the ungodly. For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. But God demonstrates his own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

God’s love is infinitely more than our best love. He has shown this. 

There have been times in life when I’m kind of hiding from God, or rather, I really don’t want to talk with Him about something. I’d prefer to run it past my mom, you know? She loves me with that unconditional mom love. Or when I am heading off on a long, intimidating trip, I lament a friend isn’t coming. Have you ever felt that? “I wouldn’t be afraid of anything if so-and-so were by my side.”

It’s good to have those people in life, who love so well. But GUESS WHAT:

God has demonstrated how much MORE His own love for us is. How? By sending Jesus to suffer, die, fulfill our death penalty, while we were still spitting in His face.

Last December, when I was getting ready to lead a ten week trip to Eurasia, I was kind of freaking out. My friend Tiff came to me at a perfect moment to encourage and offer to help shoulder the burden. It felt like such a relief and I really wished she could come with me. Then God spoke to my heart. Do you know all the love Tiffany has for you is from me and it’s only a small fraction? I love you infinitely more and I am powerful enough to carry and protect you. I am the One going with you!

That moment changed me. I still, at times, need to stop and remind myself of this fact, but check it out! God loves me the MOST! More than all my family and friends combined! His love is unfathomly big! He has demonstrated how “next level” He is when it comes to love, self sacrificing love.

What about you? Who, do you imagine, loves you better than God? Challenge this thinking today. Why is it hard to believe?

-Bethany

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