The love of God
"But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us" - Romans 5:8
One of the most well-known verses in the Bible, Romans 5:8, reminds us of the selfless love that Jesus has for us. It is a love that is not based on our merits or our worthiness, but on the pure grace and mercy - "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us".
This love is not only for us, it is also for all the people in the world. Jesus came to save not only some, but all. This is the love He taught to his followers, a love that is inclusive, and that has no boundaries. "For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” - Romans 10:12-13.
This love of Jesus is not only for the present but also for the future, it is a love that promises eternal life. This love is not only for the healthy and wealthy but also for the sick and the poor. It is a love that is available for everyone, and it is a love that will never end. "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 8:38-39.
The love of Jesus is a love that is selfless, inclusive, eternal and available for everyone. This love is demonstrated through His sacrifice and it is through believing in Him that we can have eternal life. Let us all strive to understand this love more, and to love others as Jesus loved us.
Pray with us
Dear Lord Jesus, we thank You for Your sacrifice, for the gift of eternal life through belief in You. We ask that You help us to understand Your love more deeply, and to love others as You have loved us. We pray that Your love may be evident in our actions and words, and that it may be felt by all those around us. Amen.