Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
When we were young, teachers liked to teach using object lessons. Jesus was no different. Countless times he used object lessons to teach those who would hear.
Jesus taught with parables, performed miracles and demonstrated love and concern for others, all within the view his disciples.
The ultimate object lesson was the one we just celebrated at Easter.
Jesus allowed Himself to be killed, a sacrifice for all of mankind.
The lesson? He came to be an atonement for our sin.
Thankfully for us, Jesus didn’t wait until we had it all together. He didn’t wait until we straightened out our lives to die for us.
Jesus came, while we were still sinners, still unloveable, still a hot mess.
The Message reads Romans 5:8 this way,
Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn’t, and doesn’t, wait for us to get ready. He presented himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready. And even if we hadn’t been so weak, we wouldn’t have known what to do anyway.
What a lovely picture!
He didn’t wait for us to get or be ready.
Are you ready?
That’s okay, come anyway.
There’s a place for you at the Father’s table!
He’s already paid the price and your place is already set; He, we, are waiting for you!\
Come and partake of the Father’s love and His Kingdom.