God sent His Son—His one and only eternally begotten Son—into a sinful fallen world to tell us and to show us that He loves us. In fact, God loves us unconditionally. We don’t have to be good enough for God to love us; instead, God’s love shows us that if we have value in His eyes, then we should have value our own eyes. Apostle Paul said, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Ro 5:8). He loved us in the middle of our mess, in the face of our failures, and in spite of our sins. God’s love moved Him to make the ultimate sacrifice, a sacrifice with the power to pull us out of sin and into grace.
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