The Lord Will Redeem
Nothing will stop God from restoring and redeeming humanity; not even His own people. Through Adam and Eve's disobedience, sin entered into the heart of man and corrupted what God had made pure. Their betrayal separated them from God and from life. Thankfully, God did not let this remain the ending. "For Adam's sin led to condemnation, but God's free gift leads to our being made right with God, even though we are guilty of many sins" (v.16 NLT). Jesus was God's free gift to mankind. In Jesus humanity finds its redemption, and those who have faith in Him find their restoration.
Nothing Can Separate Us Any Longer
This is our invitation into life and freedom in Christ. By the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus, sin has no power to separate us from our Father. If our God can show grace, mercy and forgiveness to the sin of Adam, then He can certainly do the same to anything in your life. "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness" (Lam. 3:22-23). Everyday He will meet you with this grace, mercy and forgiveness. Not only do we find eternal life in Jesus, but we find life in the everyday.
God Loves You In This Very Moment
Is there anything in your life you that keeps you from believing you have the life and love of Jesus? What is it? Is there current or past sin you have not forgiven yourself for? Through this passage in Romans 5, we see a God who will stop at nothing to give life to His creation. This is the same God who loves you right now, and right where you are. Come to Him confidently today, knowing what you will receive from Him is good and perfect. He has forgiveness, mercy and grace for you in every moment of every day.
Jesus, Thank you for overcoming sin. Thank you for overcoming Adam's betrayal. Thank you that I have eternal life in you and that I have life today in you. Would you build in me a confidence to come to you in any situation? Would you show me your forgiveness, your grace and your mercy?
- John Meyne