While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Marine Corporal Jason Dunham’s squadron was manning a checkpoint near the Syrian border in western Iraq when a grenade was lobbed into their unit. Dunham dived on it, taking the full force of the blast. He died. His comrades lived.
The word “Hero” comes up short, for there is no word that adequately defines a person who deliberately dies so others can live.
We’re all in this picture you know …
When we were unable to help ourselves … Christ died for us … Very few people will die to save the life of someone else … But God shows his great love for us in this way: Christ died for us while we were still sinners (Rom. 5:6-8 NCV).
We have been saved by an
incomprehensible act of love.