Romans 5:6-11 (NLT)
6 When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. 7 Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. 8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. 9 And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation. 10 For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son. 11 So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.
Here in Romans the Apostle gives a testimony that Jesus Christ died for us. We were in a very bad spiritual condition with no way of being justified before God. But at the right time Jesus came into this world, willing to die for each and every person. Jesus justified us even as sinful as we were by dying on a cross as a sacrifice for us. Who would be willing to die for someone else, not many? But because Christ gave Himself for us we can be restored to a right relationship with God by having faith in Christ. Christ lives a glorious eternal life and because of Him so can we.
The twin towers were filled with people when two jets struck the building on September 11, 2001. Hundreds of people were trapped; condemned by terrorist who decided these people must die. The intent of the attackers was cruel and heartless. Brave souls rushed into the burning buildings in an attempt to rescue those who were alive. They put aside their own fear of death trying to help others live. There is an attacker who every day tries to take the physical and spiritual lives of people. Jesus told Simon Peter, "Simon, Simon! Behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat.” Satan wants to do the same to all of us. But Christ rushed in to save us from the burning fires of ******. Christ led us to a way of escape and helped us find freedom. He gave us a guide in the Holy Spirit that we may continue to find our way. And He returned us to God that we may once again have fellowship with Him. Praise Christ for His sacrificial love. Give thanks for His unfailing love.