Romans 5:8 ” But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

It’s difficult to grasp…but God loved us first.  He loved us when we were unlovable, unrepentant, and rebellious.  He loved us first by sending His one and only Son, Jesus, to die in our place for our sins.  I know many of you can recite John 3:16 from memory, ” For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”…but in I John 3:16 it says, “This is how we know what love is:  Jesus Christ laid down His life for us.”  God loved us first.  He saw through the messiness of our lives to what we could be in Him.  He loved us first, regardless and despite of our shortcomings…for like the proverbial caterpillar changing into a beautiful butterfly, He knew what we could become in Him.

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