Romans 5:6-8

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Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. - Romans 5:6-8

Dear Jesus,

I know what Paul means.  He means that I am not the righteous person or the godly person for whom you died.  But am the failure you embraced, the loser you made a winner, the lost that you went and found, the guilty for whom you died.  I know you love me because you died for me.  Rescue me from the childish thinking that I can always find out if you love me by looking in my earthly experience, that is; in blessings less than the cross.  You love me not matter how it goes!  I will memorize this truth and cling to it as my faith charm in the pocket of my heart.  I am loved and I am watched over and my life makes sense in you. Give me this peace. 


Pastor Don Patterson 

Because of God, life is always good.