A question that I often get asked by people is; “How could Jesus have died for me? I’m not worth it.” Which is exactly the point— you may not think that you are worth it, and the world and the devil may tell you that you are not worth it, but Easter says that you are. God sent Jesus to take our place on the cross because he thought that we were worth it. Because although the world loves to remind us of our failings, God’s will for us is to realize our true worth.
Just like any good parent God never stops loving us, no matter how far off the beaten track we may wander, and he is willing to go to any length to help us find our way home. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son that whosoever believes in him might not perish but have eternal life.” On the cross Jesus conquered the power of sin and death for all time. He won for us, what we could never achieve for ourselves— the gift of eternal life in God’s kingdom. All we need to do is put our faith in him and open our lives to receive his transforming love. So the next time someone says you’re not worth it, tell them that you know someone who says that you are!
Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed!
Till next time. Andrew
This week's readings; Isaiah 65:17-25, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24, Acts 10:34-43, Luke 24:1-12
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Rev. Andrew Smith
Vicar of Light in the Hills