Easter Shows Us God’s Amazing Love

By Rick Warren

God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinnersRomans 5:8 (NLT).

Everything that Jesus did for you He did out of love. The Bible says that God made you to love you. The only reason you’re alive is because you were made to be loved by God.

If God didn’t want you alive, your heart would stop instantly; you wouldn’t even be breathing right now. God made you and wants you alive so He can love you and so you can love Him back.

God didn’t just say He loved you, He showed it. The Bible says, “God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners” (Romans 5:8 NLT). It says while we were still sinners. Before I even knew God, before I even knew I needed God in my life, Jesus died for me.

There’s a myth that says I’ve got to clean up my act before I can come to God. “I’ve got to get it all together. There are a few things I’ve got to get right in my life first, and then I’ll come to God.” No! You come to God with your problems—the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Why do we do this? It’s like when we brush our teeth before we go to the dentist to have a teeth cleaning; or when we wash the dishes before we put them in the dishwasher; or when we pick up the house before the maid gets there! Why do we do this?

God says,No, no! You don’t have to clean up your act. Just bring it all to Me. Bring Me all your problems. I have the answer. I have all the answers.” You don’t wait. Jesus says, “Come as you are.”

The Bible says, “He will send down help from heaven to save me because of His love” (Psalm 57:3 LB). That’s what Jesus did on Easter.  He sent down Himself from heaven to save us because of His love.  So you bring your problems to God because He has the answer.

If you don’t act on this news then the death of Jesus Christ and His resurrection is wasted for you personally. It makes no difference in your life. You may recognize the gift, but you still have to receive it.

Question: Have invited Jesus into your heart?
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One Response to Easter Shows Us God’s Amazing Love

  1. Joe Sabutan says:

    Ho ,yes ,it’s the time that we have to really see and think about why Jesus died for us .It’s time for me to change and bring all my worries to God .I think I should sit down myself and pray to the Holy Spirit to clear me more about the full meaning of Easter . Thank you all . All have a HAPPY BLESSED EASTER ….

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