January 14, 2024

Bob Maas
"God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 5:8

I can understand why God loves Jesus. He is everything that is good, righteous and spiritual.

But why me? I am the complete opposite of Him. Nothing good can be found in me, that is, in my sinful nature. Without God’s mercy and grace I am a self-centered, greedy and egotistical sinner.

I have a rebellious nature that continually rises up in me and wants to go its own way. I can’t fight it because then I begin to focus on it rather than the Lord. That is the very thing my ego wants me to do. When it tries to take control I have only one thing that enables me to overcome it.

The cross, upon which Jesus died, gives me the power, inspiration and courage to persevere as I follow Him. I thank God for demonstrating His love for me at Calvary because I have no greater reason to believe He loves me than that.