2 Timothy 1:9 (NLT)
"For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time- to show us his grace through Christ Jesus."
There is so much truth in this one verse!
God saves us- not because we are deserving (no one is!). It was his plan from the beginning! He knew before creation that we would fall short, but He had a plan. A perfect plan- to show us His amazing grace and unfailing love through Christ.
God's love is so incredible. Even in our sin (which He cannot stand because He is Holy), He sent Christ as a sacrifice for us, so we can be reconciled to Him.
Romans 5:8 (NLT)
"But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners."
Thank you, Lord, for your great love and plan for our redemption!