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Here is the Daily Dose for Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
Yes, Jesus Loves Us
Being a parent changes you. On the day that your child is born, everything becomes different. You look down, and you see this little, wrinkled, wrapped up human being, wearing a hat of all things, and you know that nothing is the same. You know that you want to protect them from any type of pain or struggle. You know that you have to find a way to provide for them. You know that there is nothing that you wouldn’t do for them and that if it came down to it, you’d happily give your life to save theirs. In short, the day you become a parent, you suddenly know a different level of love.
It is on that day that parents get a small glimpse of how Jesus feels about us. We get a glimpse of what it means to be willing to give yourself up for someone else. We get a glimpse of the deep, profound, abiding love that God has for us. We, for a moment, know that no matter what this person does, no matter what mistakes they might make, we will always love them. We will still care for them. We will always want the best for them. They are our child, and no matter what, we are going to be there watching, intervening, and wanting the best for them. That is how parents care for their children.
Friends, Jesus loved us so much that he took our place. He loved us then, loves us now, and will always love us so much that he willingly gave himself up for us. No matter who you are, and no matter what you may have done, Jesus loves you so much that he was willing to trade places with you and die your death so that you would not have to. He didn’t do it for the perfect people; he did it for the flawed, mistake-making, completely imperfect people like you and me. Yes, Jesus loves us.