It’s easy to say you’d die for your best friend, but would you die for your worst enemy?
For a moment I want you to think about your worst enemies, or rather someone who strongly dislikes you. Now I want you to think about dying for that person. I want you to imagine that you’re freely and lovingly giving your life so they might live. Lastly, I want you to do so with the knowledge that even when you die, they might still hate you!
Now you’ve gotten a glimpse of God and his love for his creation. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).
This love is indescribable, and is nearly impossible to imagine if you haven’t experienced the power of God’s love. It’s also a marvel that even when we didn’t love God, He still loved us.
Easter tells the story of how God’s love for you goes beyond any love on this earth. It’s more epic than any movie, book or romantic tale. Easter is a love story between you and God. It displays the lengths God was willing to go to in order to prove and demonstrate his love for you.
Tell me, have you ever experienced a love as great as this? Has any man or woman ever loved you with a love that spans throughout the ages? As young women we love to think about mortal love, yet how often do we marvel on God’s love? It’s great to experience a love that is mortal, but it’s even more amazing to experience a love that is eternal. God not only sent His son to die for us, but to save us, give us eternal life, give us a better mortal life and give us spiritual, mental and physical healing.
God gave us the greatest gift we could ever receive—now we should share that gift with others. This Easter, try inviting someone who may not like you to church, or give them an Easter gift. Every day we should demonstrate our love for God and others, because while we were yet sinners, God demonstrated his love for us.