Because I Love Him

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:6-8

Two tribes were at war in the Andes. One tribe lived in the lowlands, while the other lived high in mountains.

The mountain people invaded the lowlanders one day, kidnapping one of their babies and taking the infant with them back up into the mountains.

The lowlanders were desperate. They didn’t know how to climb the steep terrain or to use any of the trails that the mountain people used. Even so, they sent out their best party of fighting men to climb the mountain and bring the baby home.

The warriors tried one method of climbing, then another. They tried one trail, then another. But, after days of effort, they had climbed only a couple hundred feet.

The lowlander men decided that their cause was hopeless and prepared to return to their village. As they were packing for their descent, they saw the baby’s mother walking toward them. She was coming down the mountain they had found impossible to climb, with her baby strapped to her back.

One man greeted her and said, “We couldn’t climb this mountain. How could you do this when we, the strongest and most able men in the village could not?”

She pointed back to her baby son and answered, “Because I’m his mother, and I love him.”

When Jesus died on the cross He did …

… what religion could never do.

… what education could never do.

… what money could never do.

… what politics could never do.

… what morality could never do.

… what human effort could never do.

He went to that hill called Calvary and He paid the price for your sin, because He’s God’s Son, and He loves you.

Today, praise Him for His great love for you.

Have a great day, and keep moving forward!