Friday, September 21, 2012

Such a Worm as I

Alas! And did my Savior bleedand did my Sovereign die? Would He devote that sacred head for such a worm as IWell might the sun in darkness hide and shut His glories in When God, the mighty Makerdied for man the creature's sin.
"Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed"
a hymn by Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
A worm? Really? That's a little harsh. We all make mistakes, but... I suppose I have days when I feel a bit more wormy than like a person. Usually after a few sick days in a row, I start to feel pretty worthless. Sickness and injury aside, we've all lost a job or been denied one, been dumped unexpectedly or blindsided by a divorce, yelled at by someone, or made some mistake that still causes our stomachs to lurch. 

Remember: Jesus loved you before you were redeemed. Otherwise, why would He have bothered to redeem you? 

So, if you should happen to feel more worm than man today, remember what you're worth: the Son of God. Feel guilty that such an innocent man and God had to suffer for you. We all ought to because we all are. But know you are loved no matter what. We all ought to because we all are.

God commands us to forgive as we have been forgiven (Colossians 3:13), and that means understanding that we've been forgiven, too.

“For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly
For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—
though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—
but God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners,
Christ died for us."
Romans 5:6-8

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