Whats Does Jesus’ Sacrifice Mean For Me?

15th April

We Are Loved

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today or our worries about tomorrow – not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below – indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:38-39

How can we be sure that God loves us? Well, if these verses are not enough to convince you, let’s take a look back in time. When Adam and Eve sinned in the garden of Eden, along with the consequence of their sin (separation from God), sin entered the human nature. We became ‘sinners’ by nature and were only made right with God through faith in Him and through a substitutionary sacrifice to pay for our sins. Yet God, from the beginning of time already had a master plan to fix humanities mess. God in His great love, sent His Only Son, Jesus Christ, to be that sacrifice for us, to take our sins on His shoulders and in doing so, restored the broken communion between man and God.

The wages of our sins is death. The author and creator of life has to hold us accountable for the things we do wrong. The same is in our lives. That’s why we have the law, lawyers, courts and jails. Yet when Jesus came and died for us, He became the payment for our sins. Instead of us having to pay or get punished for our sins, He took it for us. He said ‘don’t punish them, punish me!!’ This sacrifice that Jesus made cannot be matched, can never be rivalled, is final and is for us. Moreover, it is for this reason, that we can have full assurance and confidence that we are loved by God. If He loved us that much to send us His Only Son… then surely we are loved. In addition, if Jesus Himself laid down His life for us even though He knew we would sin, then surely we are seriously, radically and unbelievably loved. You are loved! We are loved! And nothing can separate us from that! What Jesus did is unbreakable, un-changeable and eternal.

2 thoughts on “Whats Does Jesus’ Sacrifice Mean For Me?

  1. When can you feel assured that you’re loved by God? Those who have mental illness like me are eager for the God’s love.

    • My friend, to feel assured that you are loved by God goes so much deeper than just feelings. First we must accept by faith that we are loved. This is the hardest obstacle as we often have a low value of ourselves particularly when we compare ourselves to the greatness of God. But this is not true. We are loved by God. Secondly we experience His love as we open our hearts completely to Him. Again this is hard too as we so often want to be in charge of our own lives. Yet when we fully surrender to Him, we give God permission to rule our hearts and desires. It is then that we feel His closeness. Thirdly we need to receive His tangible love through others. As Christians we are all bearers of the love of God. It is through our actions, kind words and love towards to each other, that God’s true love is shown. Finally, being filled with or baptised in the Spirit gives believers a deeper understanding of how widely and deeply we are loved. Our deeper knowledge of who God is, revealed by the Spirit, helps us to know how greatly we are loved. In Luke 3, when the Spirit of God descended on Jesus as a dove, the words God used were, “You are my dearly loved Son, and you bring me great joy.” Hope this helps

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