Title: "God Is Love Series - God's Unfathomable Love: A Devotional Reflection on Romans 5:8" Week 1 - Day 4

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Devotions, God Is Love

Scripture Passage: Romans 5:8 (NKJV)

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Devotional:In 2008, my wife Michelle and a group of like minded friends started what we now call Church Without Walls.

Held every Sabbath afternoon in the gardens of our home, it brought together the “churched” and the “unchurched”.What ensued was a divine mix of people desperate to know Jesus.We created a space where judgement was left at the front gate and disparate groups came together as they were. Tattooed and in jeans, with the clean skinned and suits….they all melded into one around the love of God. They became friends around a fire and a meal.  

In the profound words penned by the apostle Paul, we encounter the heart of the Gospel – the unfathomable love of God demonstrated through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ. At the core of our faith lies this foundational truth: that while we were still mired in sin and rebellion, God chose to extend His love to us in the most extraordinary way imaginable.

The love of God, as revealed in the death of Christ, is not contingent upon our worthiness or merit. It is a love that transcends human comprehension, reaching out to embrace us at our lowest point. In our brokenness and imperfection, God sees the potential for redemption and restoration. He does not wait for us to clean ourselves up or earn His favour; instead, He meets us right where we are, offering us the gift of salvation through His Son.

The cross stands as the ultimate symbol of God’s love – a love that is willing to suffer and die in order to reconcile us to Himself. It is a love that knows no bounds, no depths to which it will not descend in order to rescue the lost and bring them home. As we meditate on the enormity of this love, may it stir within us a profound sense of gratitude and awe.

As we reflect on this passage, let’s consider three questions:

  • How does the reality of God’s love demonstrated through the death of Christ impact my understanding of my own worth and value?
  • In what ways can I more fully embrace and respond to God’s love in my daily life?
  • How might the knowledge of God’s unconditional love for me transform the way I view and love others?

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, Papa God, thank You for the incomprehensible love that You have lavished upon us through the sacrifice of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Help us to grasp the depth and breadth of Your love more fully, that we may be transformed by its power and share it with others. May Your love be the driving force behind all that we say and do. In Jesus’ name, Amen

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