Our hope in Christ Jesus
does not disappoint us
or put us to shame
because the Holy Spirit
pours into us
the love of God!
For when we were weak and helpless
and unable to save ourselves,
Christ died for all of us – sinners all –
at just the right time.
Think of it! Few of us would be willing
to die for someone else, though, perhaps,
we might for family or friend.
But the Lord proved His amazing love for us
that, while we were way far away from God,
Christ died for us:
justifying us by His blood,
saving us from end-time wrath,
reconciling us to God by His death.
Oh, how much more
will our lives be saved by His life!
Through Jesus Christ our Lord
our fellowship with God, ourselves,
and one another is restored!
© 2015, Mary Harwell Sayler prayer-a-phrased today’s reading in Romans 5:5-11 from several of the many translations found on Bible Gateway
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