He Loves Us Just the Way We Are

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

(Romans 5:8 NIV)

A few years ago, I had a student who I grew to love. At first glance, there was probably not much to love about him. For a four-year-old, he was very tiny, still acted like a baby and had a constant runny nose. In fact, many teachers were quick to push him away. To be honest, I did too, at first. But then he hurt himself. Who wouldn’t feel sorry for a crying child in pain? I befriended that little guy and yes, I even dared to wipe his runny nose!

God loved us in spite of our sins, and “while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” He died for us while we were still a mess and not worth loving. And while we were pushing Him away in our rebellion and disobedience, He was trying to embrace us. He couldn’t bear to see us die in our sins. It was His death that reconciled us to God and made us His friends. Christ wiped away our sins.

“God loves you just the way you are, but He refuses to leave you that way. He wants you to be just like Jesus.” Max Lucado 

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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