For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die. But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us. Much more surely then, now that we have been justified by his blood, will we be saved through him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more surely, having been reconciled, will we be saved by his life. But more than that, we even boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. (Romans 5:6-11, NRSV)
Have you ever had to do something for someone you did not like very much?
Not an easy thing to do is it?
Now think of someone who just can’t be around you because you can’t stand them. Just the way they breath sets you off…
We may not have someone like that, and that is ok, but that is how we were to God before He sent Jesus here to set us free from our sins.
You see our sin makes us so dirty and nasty that God could not be in our presence, or we could not be in His presence. He could not be with the sin. But He still sent Jesus so we could be with Him. His love was unleashed while we were still dirty.
He died for us when He couldn’t stand us!