But... because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ [who was perfect] even when we were dead in our sins. It is by grace you have been saved (Ephesians 2:4-5). Jesus and his Father, God, were in agreement. They would put themselves on the line. Their love for every person in the world. On the line called the cross.
We didn't deserve this. That's why it is called... GRACE.
Jesus himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed (1 Peter 2:24). Our sins, failings, and mistakes are erased by Christ's death. Like a river washing away our wrongs into an infinite sea, never to be seen again. If we believe. If we surrender and follow Jesus. Then he will rescue our souls from death (Psalm 116:8).
This is the greatest romance in history. God and you. The greatest Valentine you will ever be offered. Will you accept it?
Listen to this song... Love on the Line by Hillsong.
worship Him 24/7...
You put Your love on the line
To bear the weight of sin that was mine
Washing my river of wrongs
Into the sea of Your infinite love
With arms held high
Lord I give my life
Knowing I'm found in Christ
In Your love forever
With all I am
In Your grace I stand
The greatest of all romance
Love of God my Savior
Mercy roars like hurricane winds
Furious love laid waste to my sin
To the one who has rescued my soul
To the one who has welcomed me home
To the one who is Savior of all
I sing forever