But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Rom. 5:8
As I reflect during this passion week, I am amazed about God’s sacrificial love for a rebel and worthless sinner like me. What made God give up His perfect, sinless, one and only Son to die for me? Why will Jesus Christ willingly endure the cruel, painful, and slow death on the cross for someone not worth a dime? No answer on earth can fully explain this grace. But did we return God the favor? Not at all! Like the disciples, even after being with Jesus for three years, Judas betrayed Him, Peter denied Him, and the rest of the disciples ran away. For Judas, thirty pieces of silver were enough for him to give up on Jesus. Today, we are giving up on Jesus to keep some friends, to fit into the mainstream of our society. For others, the pull of licentious life is too strong to resist, etc. But we must ask ourselves: How valuable is God’s love to you? How much is your love for God? How much do you love the people He died for?
Author: Rev. Sunday Bwanhot, ECWA USA DCC Chairman
Rev. Sunday Bwanhot is a missionary to America serving with SIM/ECWA. He is an Economist by profession and has worked as a Statistician with Kaduna State Government. He later pioneered and managed the Challenge Press of ECWA in Jos before God’s call to pioneer the Prayer Ministry of ECWA in Jos, Nigeria. In 1993, God called him to Chicago as a missionary and has been serving there since 1995 to date. Currently, he pastors ECWA Chicago which he planted and serves as the Chairman of the ECWA USA District Church Council. Loves being a grandpa of 8 grandchildren and enjoys writing.