To believe, and to consent to be loved while unworthy, is the great secret.

– W.R. Newell

Sometimes we forget that God’s love is unconditional and grounded in who Christ is, not what we’ve done.  It’s easy to accept love from people when we know we deserve it.  But with a holy God, we are never deserving.  For God to love us even in our darkest, most grotesque hour–because of his Son–is what makes following Jesus more utterly satisfying than anything else in this world. 

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

– 2 Corinthians 5:21

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