The Lord loves you in ways that you can’t even comprehend. God’s love is too great for you and me to really understand. We sin, he forgives… we lie and repent, he forgets. God’s love for us is infinite… In the letter to the Ephesians, we learn about God’s infinite love for us all in chapter 3 verses 18 and 19.
“And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God” (Ephesians 3:18-19).
Oh God, how great you are! You love us so much yet we sin against you. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23. The psalmist informed us about our sinful nature in antiquity, “My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word! Put false ways far from me and graciously teach me your law!” Psalms 119:28-29.
I still sin but I sin less. With you I do my best but I’m not sinless. You are perfect, I’m faulty I so can see. In my imperfections, I lie here in the beaches of the Atlantic thinking deeply, “who am I without God?” Nothing, I scream!
I’m not alone in sin. We all have sinned, in truth. We all can, however, receive the free gift of God by grace. I am so glad. So much true love so little immediate judgement. Who can be better than our God?
“Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned— for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come. But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. And the free gift is not like the result of that one man’s sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification.” Romans 5: 12-21.
Ladies and gentleman, listen carefully and remember: The Lord loves you. What can be better in this unloving world than to know that the creator of the university is on our side, Christians.
Take a big breath, close your eyes, exhale and never forget that in this life, you won’t ever walk alone if you dedicate your life to the one true God and repent from your sins.
Oh God, you are our only hope for salvation. I’m glad and thankful for it.