Devotions for the Praying Heart
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For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
John 3:16

If you were the only person on earth, Jesus still would have gone to the cross. He would have lived, died, and shed His blood just for you. Have you ever heard anyone say that?

I have. In fact, I’ve said it many times myself because it’s a heartwarming concept. It’s amazing to think that God loves each one of us so intensely that He would have carried out the plan of redemption—costly as it was—just for me, or just for you.

Yet as sweet as that thought is and as comforting as it might be to our hearts, another vital truth is begging to be heard these days. Another perspective is practically shouting at us from the pages of the Bible, pleading with us to change the way we think, the way we pray, and the way we live our lives every day.

It’s the realization that, although Jesus does love each one of us enough to die for us alone, He didn’t die just for us alone. He died for everybody, everywhere. He gave His life for every person in every nation. He paid a price great enough to save not only the millions in America and the billions in Asia, but multitudes in every other part of the world.

As 2 Corinthians 5:15 says, “He died for all, so that all those who live might live no longer to and for themselves, but to and for Him who died and was raised again for their sake” (Amp).

Sometimes we forget that fact. Sometimes, as believers, we get so caught up thinking about our own lives and our own needs that we lose sight of all the precious people for whom Jesus died. When that happens, we must remind ourselves of the age-old truth that “God so loved the world….”

We must look long enough into the eyes of our dear, loving Savior to see in them not only His love for us but His compassion for the billions of souls who have never yet heard His name or seen with the eyes of their hearts His beautiful face. We must love Him enough to share His yearning and reach out in prayer to the lost world He died to save.

Scripture Reading: John 3:1–17

Source: Devotions for the Praying Heart by Lynne Hammond.
Excerpt permission granted by Lynne Hammond Ministries

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