29 Apr If Not for Christ – 4/29/21
1 John 4:10 – “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.“
Jesus was, is, and always will be the example of love. Outside of God, love cannot be defined. Because of His great love for us, we have been set free from sin. Not by our power, but His.
If not for Christ, who came to save.
If not for God, stepping off the throne in grace.
If not for the Father, making us all a way.
I was separated from Him.
Lost on the path.
Headed straight towards God’s certain wrath.
While we were yet sinners, God stepped into our place.
In love, He triumphed over death in His name.
If not for Jesus, who could be made new?
Jesus, my savior, if it weren’t for you.
God, thank you for making a way back to you. Thank you for shaming death as you rose victoriously over the grave. Jesus, all to you I owe. Thank you for this everlasting example of grace. Father, would you make me more like Jesus? Help me to share this love with others by sharing the truth of the gospel.