Practical Messages for Impractical Times
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 KJV
For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16 NLT
The question: “What is the gift of life?”, would most likely prompt a response of organ donation. In addition, there are parents who would die for their children or husbands who would die for their wives. The downside to human sacrifice is the unknown outcome. With results being dependent on so many variables, we may win or lose; yet, we still maintain the value of love and life, by risking and giving our all.
When Jesus made the decision to give up his divinity and enter humanity, He did not think about his own life or if the outcome would be negative. He willingly agreed to die, and His Father accepted His sacrifice, so the human race would not be eradicated. The gift of life was based on unconditional love and forgiveness. We did nothing to earn pardon, and sadly some of us are still unable to accept His gift.
In the Bible, there is historical documentation which reflects the suffering, the shame, and the spilling of His precious blood. We were not an afterthought. Prior to the creation of mankind, the plan of salvation was in place. Jesus the only Son of God has given His life-the most valuable gift-for all humanity.
Thank you Lord. I just want to thank you Lord.
Sonya Johnson Ruiz