During February, we see and hear a lot about love as we celebrate Valentine’s Day. There is an even greater love that exists in our world, God’s love for us. This month we want to consider how much did God love us. Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (NKJV) While we were still in our sins, living in and doing the very thing that separates us from God in the first place, God showed us how much He loves us by sending Christ to die for us. Philippians 2:5-8 goes into this more in depth. It says, “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.” (NKJV) Make no mistake about it – Jesus Christ was God but He came as one of us so that we, by believing in His finished work on the cross, might have eternal life, and so much more. Christ willingly came because He loved us and gave His life on the cross for all. The key is believing it – believing that Christ died, was buried and rose again for YOU personally and not just knowing about it. 2 Corinthians 5:21 puts it this way, “For He [God the Father] made Him [Jesus Christ] who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” Christ rook our sins upon Himself and when we believe the gospel of grace, our sins are taken out of our account and replaced with the righteousness of God. Dear unsaved friend, if you are reading these words, please trust Christ for your salvation, it is as easy as that.
If you have any questions about how to be saved, why not come and visit us on a Sunday morning, we’d love to see you! Please, if you are not saved, do not delay, be saved today by trusting Christ and His work on Calvary on your behalf. God’s message to us is this: I have loved you since time began. Will you be mine?
In His Saving Grace,
Pastor Wes Barteck