THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
(Many thanks to my friend Pat Lofton for this joke and thought.)
Celebrating their 25th anniversary, a man and his wife were sitting together on the couch.
He held her hand and looked into her eyes.
Then, he asked, "Honey, when I'm old and unattractive, will you still love me."
She looked up at him with those tender eyes and said, "Yes, I do."
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
How often do we consider how unappealing we are to Jesus?
Yet, "..while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us!"
Jesus died knowing that all mankind are born sinners.
He willingly paid the price of loving forgiveness in spite of our depravity.
He determinedly purchased redemption from the slavery of sin with His own blood!
Why? Because of His LOVE!
The Bible says it this way (emphasis added):
"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)
God loved all mankind THIS way; that He GAVE His only body in perfect love for our imperfection!
His plan was from the beginning!
For God knew that:
God forms man,
Sin deforms man,
But only HE can transform man.
Today, thank God that He loved and does love you in spite of how unappealing you are!