We throw open our doors to God and find at the same time that He has already thrown open His door to us.
We find our selves standing where we always hoped we might stand – out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise.
Such hope never disappoints, deludes or shames, for God’s love have been poured out in our hearts.
You see, at the just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.
He didn’t, and doesn’t, wait for us to get ready.
He presented Himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready.
Now it is an extraordinary thing for one to give his life even for an upright man - we can understand some one dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand how some one good and noble could inspire us to selfless sacrifice.
God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use to Him. While we were still sinners Christ died for us.
Therefore, since we are now justified, made righteous and brought into right relationship with God by CHRIST’S BLOOD, how much more certain is it that we shall be saved by Him from the indignation and wrath of God.
Just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people.
For just as through the disobedience of one man many were made sinners, so also through the OBEDIANCE of one man many will be made righteous.
You see, sin didn’t and doesn’t, have a chance in competition with the aggressive forgiveness we call grace. When its sin vs grace, grace wins hands down.
All sin can do is threaten us with death. Because God is putting everything together again through the Messiah, grace invites us into life that goes on and on and on. All because of His love. All because of his Blood.