Love triumphs over death! As I sit here and tears roll down my cheeks this phrase makes me glad.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
I found out last night that a family and a dear sister in Christ is mourning the loss of an adult child. Even though that child had grown, left the home and had many struggles, the love that my dear friend had for him had not wavered. Sadly some of our sins have higher consequences than others, but we all sin. And that lead me to the reminder that even as much love as that family and that mother had for her child/son/brother, God’s love for him was so much greater. Then that lead me straight to my sin and the wonderment of His love for me.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—
Thankfully and with much prayer this son knew the Lord. And even though his sin eventually cost him his life, God is rich in mercy and His love was great. This son now suffers no more and is alive with Christ by grace.
In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
So we are to love.
We love because he first loved us.
Because He first loved us.
Sadly some of our sins have greater consequences than others, but we all sin and we all can rejoice because Love, God’s love, triumphs over Death.
Lord, I ask you to be with my friend and their family. Give them a peace over this lose knowing that their child/son/brother suffers no more. I pray Lord that this be a reminder to us, to love. I pray Lord that this also remind us that sin has consequences. Help us Lord overcome our sin and triumph over death in Your arms. Amen!