For Easter this year I have been reading through and meditating on Romans 1-8. I have also been listening to these chapters before I go to bed or while I'm ironing or exercising on the treadmill. I can't get past these few verses. God found me and rescued me from the domain of darkness many years ago, but after reading and re-reading these few verses, especially as Good Friday approaches, I feel born again...again.
For while Jody was still helpless, at the appointed moment, Christ died for Jody, the ungodly. For rarely will someone die for a just person—though for a good person perhaps someone might even dare to die. But God proves His own love for Jody in that while Jody was still a sinner, Christ died for Jody! Much more then, since Jody has now been declared righteous by His blood, Jody will be saved through Him from wrath. For if, while Jody was His enemy, Jody was reconciled to God through the death of His Son, then how much more, having been reconciled, Jody will be saved by His life! And not only that, but Jody will also rejoice in God through my Lord Jesus Christ. Jody has now received this reconciliation through Him. (Romans 5:6-11)
O the wondrous cross and my wonderful Savior.