There is no greater way to show love than to be willing to give up everything for someone else. That’s what Jesus did for us. He loved us so much that He gave up everything, including His life, for us.
Romans 5:7 says it’s rare for someone to give up their life for a deserving person, but it’s even more rare for someone to give up their life for a person who doesn’t deserve it in any way. Jesus gave His life for us even though we were undeserving.
The next verse goes on to say that while we were still sinners, Jesus died for us. He didn’t wait for us to do anything before He sacrificed it all. He knew that we are helpless to save ourselves, and He loves us so much that He was willing to go through death for us, even when we were living in sin.
Jesus showed the utmost love for us when He willingly died on the cross. His death and resurrection was the most important event in the cosmos because He saved us—and His entire creation—from sin and decay and death. Now everyone who puts their trust in Jesus, believing He died and rose from the grave, is totally forgiven from all their sins. As Christians, we get to look forward to the day Jesus will return and we will live in restored creation with the One who loves us more than any other!
When we consider how Jesus died on the cross to take away our sins, we can know that He did it all because He loves us. We can remember that we have a Savior who gave up everything for us. • Bethany Acker
• Why is it important that none of us could ever earn what Jesus did for us?
• According to Romans 5:6-8, how has Jesus revealed God’s love for the world?
When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. Romans 5:6 (NLT)