No Outsiders to His Love
but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8 (ESV)
The words of Rend Collective’s song “No Outsiders” grabbed my attention recently – “There are no outsiders, to Your love, We are all welcome, there's grace enough”. For many followers of Jesus that statement may seem elementary and not profound at all. We have come to understand (though probably not fully) that God does indeed love us all.
Think for a moment though about two scenarios: First, think back to before you accepted Christ. Did you have doubt or uncertainty about God’s love for you? Second, if you’re a follower of Jesus, think about times that you’ve fallen in sin. It's likely that some believers doubt God’s love for them when they’ve fallen in sin.
It's important to remind our brothers and sisters in Christ that God loves us. Let’s encourage one another with the truths of God’s love, because we don’t always feel like God loves us. Let’s also be more aware of sharing God’s love with the people around us who don’t know Jesus personally as Lord and Savior. Let’s demonstrate that they’re not outsiders to God’s love, but that God loves us even when we're sinners!