“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in thatwhile we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5: 8
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.” John 1: 12
A pretty girl of seven, the only child of a fond mother, died. When the company assembled to carry the coffin to the grave, the bereaved mother could not be persuaded to leave the dead and decaying body of that child of her love.
It was not the death or the corruption she loved, but what had been her child. That is the way Jesus loves. Jesus loves the sinner, while He hates his sin. The object of the Gospel is to save the sinner from his sin.
This story reveals quite vividly, what many people don’t understand about the love of Christ. We tend to muddle up things and so find it difficult to appreciate His love. The fact that Jesus hates sin does not mean He hates the sinner. The two are separate and distinctly different. In fact, Jesus Christ, the Son of God came purposely to separate and save the sinner from his sin. He, Himself said He came to seek and save the lost (Luke 19: 10).
Heavenly Father, thank you for sending Jesus to die for my sins on the cross. I repent of my sins and ask for your forgiveness.
I confess and receive Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour and Lord.
I receive your new nature and the gift of eternal life. Thank you for answering my prayer in Jesus name. Amen.