“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.

John 3:16

What greater sacrifice is there then to offer up your child, for the lives of others? Complete selflessness and quite frankly, something I cannot begin to imagine, for it is too painful a thought to even consider. God, with his endless and everlasting love knew what he needed to do for the greater good. What an unimaginable act this was for him to make. A true testament to his adoration and commitment to all Christians, not just his loved and adored Son.

Attempting to understand such a level of sacrifice and love is difficult for we mere humans to understand in today’s day and age. As Christians, we do our best to be selfless, so we donate our time and money to those less fortunate. We participate in finely organized 5K races to bring attention to very worthy causes. But, to give the thing we love and cherish the most in the world, your own flesh and blood? Your child, to benefit another? That is something that takes a level of love and commitment few can imagine. Can you?

I will be forever thankful and grateful for God’s unending love and acceptance of me as a fallible human being. I will do my best to give back to those in need and offer the gifts which He has bestowed upon me, to add to the betterment of my community. It rarely feels like enough, but I will continue to do my part.

Lord God, thank you for the sacrifices you have made to allow my family and I to have eternal life. Please continue to show me how to be the best Christian I can, to give of myself in some small way to emulate all that you have given up for me.
In your name, Amen.

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