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What Jesus’ Death Means to Me

Blair Lane


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But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.

- Romans 5:8


Imagine how much you love the person who you love the most.


Now imagine someone who has hurt you and broken your heart, yet you still can’t help loving them. They’re in a dangerous situation, and the only way to save them is to sacrifice that one person who you love more than anyone else.


Could you do it?


That’s what God did when He sent Jesus to die for us.


We’re sinners. We’re far from perfect and have no shot of making it into Heaven on our own. We deserve eternal separation from God and His love. We can do absolutely nothing to earn His love.


And yet He loves us anyway, no matter how many times we make mistakes and break His heart.


He loves us so much that He sacrificed His one and only Son for us.


I’ve had my heart broken, and I can’t imagine going through that over and over again—let alone continuing to show unconditional love to the one who did it.


It’s even harder to think about sending someone I love to die for someone that intentionally and repeatedly broke my heart.


I can’t wrap my head around it. I believe it, but a love that great is unfathomable.


That’s what Christ’s death means to me. That Someone loved me enough to send His only Son to die so that I could have a relationship with Him.


He died so that I could feel God’s grace and mercy and love every day of my life. He died so that I could come to Him with my troubles and my anger and my tears. He died so that I could come running back into His arms every time I fail on my own.


Christ’s death means that, since I have accepted Him as my Savior, I never ever have to be alone. There will always be Someone who will listen to and comfort me.


God has a powerful love that will forgive my sins, no matter how many times I make the same mistakes.


But Christ didn’t just die for me.


When Jesus died, He died for everyone. His death provided the redemption for every sin anyone has and will ever commit.


Now that’s true love: unconditional, sacrificial, and eternal.


Christ’s death captures a picture of a love that we humans can never understand but can enjoy forever—if we only believe and receive it.


Have you received it?


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Reflection

1. Have you received the unconditional love that comes from accepting Jesus as your personal Savior?

2. If not, would you like to? CLICK HERE to learn more.

3. Have you made a decision to accept Christ as your Savior today? We'd love to hear from you and help you walk this journey! CLICK HERE to chat with a Lane of Roses Staff member.

4. What is a unique way that God has shown His love to you recently?

5. What is a way that you can share God’s love with someone else?

Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Christ to die for me and my sins. Thank You for the unconditional love that You show me every day. Help me to never forget how loved I am, and to remember that You will never leave me alone. Amen.


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