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When my firstborn daughter moved to Japan, my heart was so sad. The child I had birthed, fed, clothed, nursed, educated, and prayed over now lived 6,976 miles away. Two continents and one very large ocean stood between us.
Thanks to technology, we communicated every day. No matter what, we talked, because we loved each other.
God loves His children, too, and He provided a way to span a communication gap much larger than two continents and an ocean—the glorious, humbling, mysterious, mountain-moving channel of prayer.
When I pray, I share my joy, fears, concerns, and needs. I talk to God and He, through the Holy Spirit and the Word, talks to me. The line is always open, and the acoustics stellar.
“Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you” (Jeremiah 29:12).
10. Christ’s Death
Many wise men have walked the earth. Learned teachers, philosophical sages, and moral leaders have attracted followers. But only Christ, the God-man, came to earth from heaven and offered Himself as a sacrifice on the cross for mankind’s sins.
He didn’t wait for us to straighten up our life. He didn’t require us to prove our worth. He simply demonstrated his love toward us by dying on a cruel Roman cross.
Romans 5:6-7 says it all: “For at just the right time, while we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God proves His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
His death—for you and for me—proves His unlimited love.
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