“He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all – how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32).
God’s love is amazing! “God demonstrates his love for us in this: that while we were sinners Christ died for us!” (Romans 5:8). God doesn’t wait until we have our stuff together. God doesn’t wait for us to live right. God loves us in our mess, in our sin, in our junk. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us to demonstrate how much he loves us. God’s love is amazing!
God’s love is not only amazing, it is even more amazing-er! Not only does God love sinners, he loves repeat sinners. It’s not like we stop sinning the moment we receive Jesus as Lord and Savior. We keep sinning. Often the same sin over and over and over and over and over and over and over…you get the point.
We keep sinning! And yet, God still loves us. He doesn’t stand with his arms crossed with a frown looking at struggling sinners. In fact, God is so proud that we are struggling with sin instead of accepting sin. He’s our biggest cheerleader in our struggle to battle sin! God’s love is so amazing-er!
But, wait. There’s more. Not only is God’s love amazing-er, God’s love is the absolute amazing-est. You see, the most startling thing about God’s love is that God loves us at the cost of his very self. To prove God’s love for us, he sacrificed the second person of the Trinity so that we might share in his resurrection glory.
God does not need us. It’s just that God’s absolutely crazy about us. God could not imagine spending an eternity without us in it. So God made a way for us to be with him in eternity. The cost for making a way was his very own self: the second person of the Trinity.
Wow!!! God’s love is the absolute AMAZING-EST!!!
That, my friends, is the gospel. That is good news. That is GREAT NEWS!!!