It’s Monday and it’s time to get back to the grind! Laura and I have both girls in their place and settle into where God has planted them. Carsen is starting her new job at The Grove Church in Titusville, Florida as the Children’s Director. Mackenzie is up in North Georgia at Truett McConnell University playing soccer and getting her degree. They are about 9 hours away from each other. Where does time go? I blinked my eyes and they are all grown!
Like many of you, I remember the day my children were born. I remember looking into their eyes for the first time and taking them into my arms and loving on them. My life has never been the same since. Don’t get me wrong, there have been days where they have drove me crazy! Till this day, I would die for them. If I were to be honest, there are not many people on this earth who I would willing give my life for. Especially not someone who would hurt me, my family, or my close friends.
I was reading Romans 5:6-8 this morning and God’s love blew me away! It’s says, “You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrated his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” It’s so hard to comprehend that kind of sacrificial love! Sit down this morning and try to wrap your head around those verses.
I can understand why Jesus would die for Carsen or Mackenzie. I would do that! But Jesus also died for that Roman solider that nailed him to the cross and for the one who spit in his face! What kind of love would it take to love someone like that? It would take an amazing love and supreme grace! He willing laid down His life for us. Even the ones who I think don’t deserve it.
Lord, help me not to take that kind of love for granted! Thank you for loving me enough to send your own Son to die for me! I know there have been times in my life where I have drove you crazy, but you never once stopped loving me! That is a crazy kind of love! Think about that amazing love and what a blessing it is to be loved by the God of the universe. Happy Monday!!