When I feel overwhelmed by anxious thoughts there is nothing more comforting than looking at Jesus upon the cross. Why? Because that is the beginning of everything. From the cross Jesus rose again and took my sins with him. He cleansed me, gave me hope and filled me with joy. A joy that knows, no matter what, Jesus, God in human form, loves me, an unworthy fool.
This knowledge takes my breath away. It has me on my knees.
GOD LOVES ME.
He did this tremendous deed for me.
He embraced my sin, my folly, my selfishness.
The Creator of the world died for me so that I could be re-united with him.
God wants me back in the fold. His love is so enormous, larger than the universe and He wants me to be part of it.
If you ever say you are not worthy, remember who loves you, who made you. God thinks you are incredible, worth dying for. Breath that truth in. It is awesome.
"God showed us how much He loved us by sending His only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through Him. This is real love. It is not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away our sin." I John 4:9 –10
"So we praise God for the wonderful kindness He has poured out on us because we belong to His dearly loved Son. He is so rich in kindness that He purchased our freedom through the blood of His Son, and our sins are forgiven." Ephesians 1:6-7
"For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ." II Corinthians 5:21
Sinless took our sin because of love. This is our example.
Do I reflect this love, do you?