Friday, April 02, 2010

unimaginable words

very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man 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 5:8

my prayer is that as you move about whatever activities you have planned for this friday, that you would at least take a moment to let those unimaginable words sink into your soul in a new way.  this day is not just another friday.  it is not just a holy day from a bygone era.  and it is not just an excuse to use images of brutal violence for evangelistic purposes.  this day, this good friday, is a day to recognize that God with skin on did not cling to his God-ness, but sacrificed it, and not only that, but sacrficed even his human life, revealing a love wider and higher and deeper and broader and wilder than we can possibly imagine.  it is unimaginable.  and it is for me, the chief of sinners.  and it is for you, too.  as unimaginable as that seems, i pray you will take the time today to consider it...to be thankful for it...to wonder at it...and to ponder how your life might be a response to such an unbelievable love. 

2 comments:

Greg C said...

The only thing I would change is this: "while we were still sinners..." to "while we are still sinners..." Call me convicted.
Thanks greg.

RedBank Billy said...

amen.......