“Amazing love! How can it be, That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?” And Can It Be, Charles Wesley.
This week we remember Christ’s atoning work on the cross and blessed victory over death through His resurrection. All of it, every bit of it, was because God loved us. When we think of John 3:16 it starts with the statement “For God so loved the world…” but have you ever given any thought to how much the “so loved” really means? In chapter 17 of his Gospel, John records the words of Jesus in his High Priestly Prayer saying of his church “…that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.” God loved and loves us as much as he loves Jesus himself.
That truly is an Amazing love!
During this season, as we take time to recall the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, let’s also take time to remember his amazing love. Remember to thank God for his loving mercy. Be encouraged and rejoice in the truth that you are so loved and then share the truth and proof of God’s immeasurable love for you with others!