Love Wins!

How does Love wins?

At Sunday School during Easter Sunday, the teacher taught about the meaning and importance of the Holy Weekend to all Christians. Towards the end, the teacher asked,

“So can someone tell me in two words about what happened on Calvary that day, thousands of years ago?”

A brief silence ensued, then a clear young voice confidently cried out,

“LOVE WINS!”

The teacher paused, then replied, “Indeed.”

Romans 5:8 KJV
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

That is a demonstration of Love of the highest order, when Someone dies for an undeserving and unworthy person.

Did that person even ask for someone to give their life for him? Did he even know that Someone already died for him to spare his life?

Now then, I did indeed said undeserving and unworthy because we all of us were and are sinners. And yet, because God loves us, He gave His Son to die for us. And because He loves us, The Son died for us.

Which God ever does as Lord Jesus did, bearing our shame and sin on the Cross, then giving His Life for a largely unappreciative, ignorant, rebellious creations? Even at this moment, many are rolling their eyes when told of this significant moment in human history. Many more are full of unbelief. Surely no one is that much of a martyr to die for others, they argued. No one is that unselfish, others doubt.

Even so, Love won that day on Calvary. If is for the very fact that True Love is given even when the recipent is guilty, undeserving, ignorant, most probably ungrateful and largely dismissive of His Ultimate Sacrifice.

The awakened sinner however who believes and accepts His Sacrifice and Life, is saved and redeemed. Love lifts him, Love forgives him, Love gives him new Life.

So indeed, the enemy didn’t win that day thousands of years ago on the Hill of Skulls. Love did and Love still wins today. Amen.

 

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