There is a story I’ve heard involving a member of Martin Luther’s congregation that I find interesting, even though it is not known if it actually happened.
It is said that Martin Luther was approached by a member of his congregation and asked why he preached the gospel every Sunday morning as if the congregation had never heard it. His reply was, “Because every Sunday you come in looking like a people that have never heard the gospel.” #ouch
While it is true, there are those who think because they have heard the gospel once they don’t need to be reminded of it again, the opposite is also very common. It is common for us to struggle with the idea of grace. There are times when we struggle believing that Jesus could know our heart, our sin, and all of the things we’re ashamed of and still be willing to die for us. We whisper lies to ourselves saying things like, “If Jesus really knew what kind of person I was, he would not have died on the cross for me.”
Romans 5:8 says, “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” God does know you and your heart and that is exactly why he sent Christ to die on the cross for you.
Believe it because it’s true!