We as Christians hear so much about God’s love that I feel like we really forget how scandalous it is. The dictionary defines scandalous as this.
Scandalous: causing general public outrage by a perceived offense against morality or law.
Why would I call the love of Jesus scandalous? Think about it. When he died and his love was poured out for all of mankind, it was for everyone. It covers the worst of humanity. That pedophile? Yep it covers him/her. That murderer? Yes, it covers them. That adulterer? Yes. That homosexual? Yes. That liar? Yes. That gossiper? Yes. It covers every single one of us. What could be more scandalous than offering love and forgiveness to the worst that humanity has to offer?
Our problem is that we tend to categorize sins. It must be easy for God to forgive a liar and gossiper, those sins aren’t THAT bad. How could he forgive a murderer though! All sin separates us from God. There is nothing you or I could do in ourselves to be good enough. It was by one act alone that we are made worthy. That was the shedding of Jesus’ blood. Without it there is no remission of sins. None of us would make it to Heaven without his sacrifice.
Yes, there will be some who hear of this gift and will sadly refuse it. Does he love them any less? No. You have to understand he loved you IN your sin. The bible says that “While we were yet sinners Christ died for us.” You can’t clean yourself up enough for him to love you because he already does. All we have to do is accept it. God will do the rest.
Remember today how much God loves you. Remember that he gave everything to save you. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done or how bad you’ve been. He loves you. YES, you! No, it’s not impossible. He really does love you. If you’d like to talk to someone about salvation feel free to use the form below and contact me.