But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Romans 5:8
You know that you're officially an adult when the fact that you don't have to pay for the car park just makes your day soooo much better. I was on my way to the machine to pay for a ticket for the car park, when a gentleman called over to say he had a ticket that was still valid for another three hours. I was very happy to accept. He handed it over with a smile and drove off. I hadn't done anything for this person, he didn't owe me anything but he chose to show me kindness and let me use his parking ticket.
This reminded me of someone else who paid a price for me. A price that I could not pay myself. Jesus paid the price for me to have eternal life in Heaven. Just like with the ticket I didn't do anything to deserve eternal life but the amazing thing is Jesus loves me so much that He was willing to pay the price. Mind blowing!
By the time I got back to my car there were still two and a half hours left on the ticket. I felt that I should pass on this kindness. I passed the ticket on to another lady parking her car. I realised this is what I should be doing with Jesus' love. He showed real love to me by dying on the cross so I could have eternal life - I should pass this love on to anyone and everyone. If you've accepted Jesus' love you should pass it on too! This might look like telling someone about it or helping out a friend or even just a smile.
I didn't pay for the parking ticket, it was the gentleman who did and so I was just passing on his kindness. It's the same with Jesus' love. He paid the price so we pass on His love. It's all about Him because we can't give anyone eternal life; it's only through Jesus.
Maybe you still haven't accepted Jesus' love and don't have eternal life. No matter what you've done you are loved by God.
That's why He sent Jesus to pay the price. I had to take and accept the parking ticket from the gentleman for it to be any use to me. You need to take and accept Jesus' love to receive eternal life. God is ready for you to accept it.
So don't ever forget that you are loved by God, the creator and sustainer of the universe.