God’s love has no boundaries. It has total power to change our lives and begin making us more like God. Romans 5:8 says, “But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” Sinning means missing the mark of God’s glorious standard. It’s what separates us from God.
Adam and Eve were the first people to miss the mark by disobeying what God had told them to do. After that in Genesis 3:15, God said this to the enemy: “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” This was a promise from God that one day, someone would come who would humble the enemy. That person was Jesus.
Remember, Romans 5:8 says that God loved us even while we were missing the mark—sinning. Even when what we’re doing is everything we shouldn’t be, He still loves us. No matter where you are in your life, who you are, or what you’ve done, God loves you. But the good news is: you don’t have to keep missing!
John 3:16 is one of the most recognized verses in the Bible, but do we actually understand what it says? “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” God sent Jesus to live a perfect life here on the earth to take the penalty of all our misses upon Himself. And He resurrected from the grave to display to the world that He has power over sin and even death itself.
When the love of God reaches into your life, He changes you so that you are no longer that same person. You become a new creation, a son or daughter of the King, and a citizen of His Kingdom. Every time His amazing love shows up in someone’s life and they put their faith in Him, the enemy is being humbled.