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“Jesus Christ died for us, live for him.”
During road trips or adventures on backroads, we often come across billboards and home-made signs that reflect this message in some form.
This message is something that you already know to be true — that Jesus died for us. We hear it over and over again.
But, just because we know it to be true, that doesn’t mean we grasp the magnitude of the message. For most of us, no one has literally died so that we can live (minus Jesus).
The movie Saving Private Ryan also reflects a similar message. Set in World War II, a group of soldiers are looking for one man (Private Ryan), whose brothers have all been killed in combat. Without spoiling the movie, many die so that Ryan can live. As one of the men lies dying on the battlefield, he says to Private Ryan, “Earn this. Earn this life.”
While we can’t necessarily ‘earn’ God’s love or entrance into Heaven, we all find ourselves in a similar situation as Ryan. Jesus died for us, so that we might overcome the final result of our sin...death. Let’s live for Him. Let’s do something with the life He’s given us.