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28 August 2009

Jesus Loves You and Gave His Life For You

6:08 PM Posted by steve flores 2 comments
Galatians 2:20….So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

I think I understand this love a little bit more as a parent to the most beautiful girl in the world.

Dassah doesn’t do much to cause me to love her. Actually, she does a lot of stuff, that if other people did, it might drive me nuts. I call her name, but she doesn’t understand or turn her head to hear me. She keeps us up at night – our sleep is no longer the same. We now rejoice when we can sleep a full 3 hours! At the most inopportune times, she dirties her diapers. Actually, the other day, when I leaned down to kiss her, she projectiled spit-up into my mouth. I can tell you, although that was disgusting (AND IT WAS!), I love her. Changing diapers are inconvenient. Getting up in the middle of the night is not luxurious. Now having fear grip my heart when I lean in to kiss her on the mouth is unsettling, but I love Dassah. She doesn’t have to do anything to gain my love. She can’t do anything right now. As a matter of fact, Nat and I do all the work, but we still love her!

The Bible says, in Romans 8:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” What does that mean? While we were still sinners – while we did nothing or can absolutely do nothing to earn His love, Jesus died for us. Not because we loved Him, but because He loved us. That’s powerful and freeing.

“Even though I keep repeating the same sin over and over again” - Jesus loves you and gave His life for you
“Even though I promised to live for him and haven’t…” - Jesus loves you and gave His life for you
“I’ve done a lot of bad things and can’t forgive myself” - Jesus loves you and gave His life for you
“No matter what I try, I still feel like a failure.” - Jesus loves you and gave His life for you

Receive Christ’s love and allow it to change you.