Christ Died For Us
God demonstrates His own love toward us,
in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
As we stand at the cross of Christ, we see a glorious exhibition of God’s love. Paul wrote to the Christians in Rome, “While we were powerless to help ourselves . . . Christ died for sinful men.” In human experience, it is a rare thing for one man to give his life for another, even if the latter be a good man, though there have been a few who have had the courage to do it. Yet the proof of God’s amazing love is this: that it was “while we were sinners, Christ died for us.”
Some years ago, a young woman in her 20s came to visit me. She had been converted to Christ at a Gospel meeting where I had preached, and she was absolutely radiant in her transformation. Already she had learned scores of Scripture verses by heart and was so full of Christ that I sat for two hours listening to her give her moving testimony. Over and over, she said, “I cannot understand how God could forgive me. I have been such a wicked sinner. I just cannot understand the love of God.”
Dear Lord, It is beyond comprehension the love that took You to the cross for me. Humbly, I praise and thank You, my Saviour and my Lord. Amen.