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
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.