Thursday, May 3, 2007

You see

"You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly." Romans 5:6

As I read this verse today, it literally jumped off the page at me. Just as the first two words say, "You see," there are many times when I don't see! As I have grown in my relationship with God, I have become accustomed to His love. I think that there are times I have taken it for granted. But this verse reminds us to "see" how big God's love truly is.

"At just the right time, while we were still powerless." Sometimes I wonder about God's timing. It doesn't always feel like He's working on my time table. That's because He's not. He knows when it's the right time, and sometimes we have to admit that it's only through His power that it can get done. Yet, He always responds at "just the right time."

"Christ died for the ungodly." If Christ had died for the godly, we might wonder what we had to do to be included in that number. But, if in fact He died for the ungodly, then He died for everyone. Not just those who were "living right" or "measured up." But He has even died for those people that I haven't prayed for in a long time because I figured they were lost causes. There are no hopeless causes! Christ died for them.

"Lord, help me to see people through your eyes. Help me to show your love in all that I do. Thanks for your perfect timing." Amen.

1 comment:

stephanie said...

I think we all struggle from time to time with Gods timing. Which reminds me of a classic "Mark" song from the old days..."On Time God". Great stuff today!
Thanks.