God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
God sent Jesus to carry our sin that we could be made clean and reconnected to Him. Such a sacrifice is unthinkable to us. We might be willing to give our lives for our loved ones, perhaps for a noble cause. But Jesus came to give His life for the whole sinful world, for everyone, for all time. In Romans 5:7 we read “God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us”.
God was willing to give up His only son. Jesus was willing to give up His very life. What are we willing to give up in order to be saved? What draws us away from be reconciled with our loving Father? We need to acknowledge our sin and leave it with Jesus, doing as He commanded us to “go and sin no more”.
Gracious God, through Christ’s sacrifice for us we are made whole again, ready to be part of Your plan for creation. May our lives be changed, and in turning to You may we find our purpose – to share Your love with all the world. Amen.