Saturday, May 23, 2009
But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 HCSB
I think love is the most unbelievable, and critical, thing in civilization. Everything else is very mechanical and predictable, but love, you can’t catch it. Anonymous*
When I was in elementary school in South Carolina, the grade above me did an interesting project. The entire class wrote letters, sealed them in glass bottles, and threw them into the ocean. One of those bottles floated across the Atlantic Ocean to the Azores Islands, off the coast of Portugal. A teenage girl found the bottle, wrote to our school, and we raised enough money to bring her to visit America. It’s an unbelievable story, but it’s true.
What’s even more unbelievable is that God loves people so much that He left the glories of Heaven and lowered Himself to be born as a human being. He lived a perfectly sinless life, then died a horrible death on a cross to pay for the consequences of the sins that mankind had committed and even now continue to commit. That is a simply unbelievable story, but it’s true.
Lord, You are unbelievable!