You Were Worth It
To say you are loved is a drastic understatement. You may not even care to believe it, but the truth blares loudly. You ARE loved. You may not feel like anyone loves you tonight and my heart breaks for you. If you aren’t feeling loved tonight keep reading because I am going to tell you a story.
There once was a baby boy. This baby boy was born in a humble stable, grew up as a son of a carpenter, and traveled around Jerusalem living homeless. He wasn’t always a human. In fact, before He was born as a human, He was in Heaven. He gave up Heaven for you. I don’t know about you, but if I were the God of the universe, I wouldn’t give up Heaven for anyone. Thankfully I am NOT God. But this boy, now a man, traveled and preached, doing miracles and representing true love. For roughly 3 years, Jesus did this, ministering and sharing truth. THE truth. He had nothing. Not a pillow to rest His head. And the whole time He lived a perfect and blameless life.
Then He did the unspeakable. He was beaten, sold out as a criminal, bruised to the point that no one could tell if He was a man or a woman. He was unjustly betrayed by those who knew Him and nailed to a criminal’s cross by those that had just welcomed Him into their city with praise. He was betrayed, bruised, beaten, and killed for you. He took on our sins that we may be free from the debt of sin. He took it all for you.
As a human being, the fact that someone who had never done anything wrong in His life, went through Hell for people that seem to only do what is wrong, is seemingly indescribable. He loves you. He went through HELL for you. I pray that those who read this will want to know more and will desire the love of God and the beautiful scandalous grace He has freely given to us. Come to Him, be new, and know that you were worth it. You are loved.