Amazing Love

Scripture Readings:John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

There is a song called, You Are My King (Amazing Love) that I have been enjoying for some time. The song is performed by many different artists but what gets my attention is the simple, yet powerful words of this song.

I’m forgiven because You were forsaken
I’m accepted, You were condemned
I’m alive and well, Your Spirit is within me
Because You died and rose again

Amazing love, how can it be
That You, my King, should die for me?
Amazing love, I know it’s true
It’s my joy to honor You
In all I do, to honor You

You are my King
You are my King
Jesus, You are my King

My mind cannot comprehend the sacrifice that Jesus made for me on the cross. Jesus died a brutal death and he did so because His love for us was an amazing love. As we approach Easter Sunday, we must remember the love that Christ has for each and every one of us. If we are so bold as to call ourselves followers of Christ, then we must live a life that honors our risen Lord. The Good News is that Jesus arose from the grave and he defeated death for all of those that believe in him.

Since Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice on the cross for me, I am more determined that ever, to live my life in honor of my risen Lord and Savior. Jesus had compassion on those who were shunned by society, and he took the time to listen and to share a meal with those that needed to hear the message of the kingdom of God. Throughout the Gospels we read that Jesus associated with “sinners.” Our Savior deeply cared for and loved everyone, and that is what we are commanded to do, as we live out our lives in a fallen world.

We are forgiven and accepted because Jesus was forsaken and condemned. Our pastor likes to say that we are an Easter people, and not just at Easter but throughout the year. And I believe that’s the way that we should remember the sacrifice that Jesus made for all of us on that cross at Golgotha. We are alive and well and forgiven because of the amazing love of Christ. How will you honor Jesus with your life?

Amazing love, how can it be?
That you, my King, should die for me?

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