The holiness of Jesus Christ is one of the strongest evidences of the magnitude of His love.
I walk through so many days knowing my sin, bearing the weight of guilt and shame. I FEEL so unloved. And, in all of this, I continue to do wrong things, bad things, stupid things.
Enter the HERO!
His holiness speaks to His purity, His sinlessness, how much He is just other than us. But, like a prince on his steed, He galloped through the fire of hell, cutting down the lies that surround me, shouting my name across eternity. In the cross He completed His holiness, fulfilling the requirements of a Holy, Pure God. But in that act, He shot passed those things that would separate us, and reached out to me.
He still does this.
So I stand, not trying to measure myself by Him or others. I stand in His love for me. I dance in the downpour, soaked to the skin, to the soul in His amazing grace.
The thoughts that tell me I am unworthy are true.
I don’t have to be.
I am made holy in Him. I am made beautiful, old and chubby as I am, in the light of His eyes. I am loved because He says that I am.
What else do I need?