"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
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God is God, whether we believe in Him or not. And he hates sin.
We sin, whether we believe in sin or not. How grave is mine, or how petty is yours, it does not matter. Sin is sin. There is a penalty for that. I just can’t imagine how he deals with sinners in the Old Testament times. Bloody! How scorching is the lake of fire for those who will perish.
In those nights of our struggle, we hear our conscience talking. We weep. We regret. We fast and we pray. We wear a gloomy face. We do good deeds every now and then. Aren’t these enough or too much? How much of noble deeds less petty sins equal to heaven?
What have we learned from the troubles and the calamities that have struck us? Aren’t we mere mortals struggling to appease someone up there? Why do we keep on failing? Why can’t we find answers to sin, catastrophes and moral degradation without mentioning God?
Next week, the whole Christendom will observe the Lenten Season. May we be enlightened more as we remember what He did on the cross for us more than 2000 years ago. Let us not take for granted what we believed in. May we put our faith on Jesus Christ who died for you and me. Even before we were in our mothers’ wombs, He knew us. We are frail. We are human and limited in our insights. All our good deeds are still filth to him. It cannot merit salvation. But because of his love, we can have eternal life through faith in Him.
P.s. Sa mga magbabaksyon, ingat kayo palagi. Have a safe trip. May the Lord bless us all!