In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy, let us live to make men free,
While God is marching on!


Friday, October 7, 2011

The Worth of Souls

Is it not the most incomprehensible miracle that the perfect Lord would leave the glory of Heaven to make his home in this cesspool of misery and evil, and suffer himself to be forsaken, tortured, and murdered by the very people he came to save, and that from their very own sins? Why would He do that? We certainly didn't and don't "deserve" it. The answer, in one word: LOVE. If the value of something is measured by the price paid for it, then each and every last one of us, despite all our guilt and shame, all of our weaknesses and failures, is infinitely precious to Him. That's all that matters. And that's all the reason that we matter.

How different would our own lives be if each one of us remembered, every day, how deep and unchangeable is God's love for us! And how different this world would be if each of us treated all others in a manner commensurate with their worth, as well as our own, in God's eyes!

God commendeth his love toward us, in that,
while we were yet sinners,

Christ died for us.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful post--and very moving! You are so spot-on: how can human beings 'deserve' the love of God! Thank God for His Son Jesus, and what He did on that terrible cross!!