We forget. So easily we forget the magnitude of the one we worship and why we worship him. We cannot love Christ until we feel the weight of what he did and we cannot feel the weight of what he did until we feel the depth of our own need.
“Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” – Mark 2:17
For those who see and feel no sin in themselves, Christ holds no value. In fact, for those, Christ is an offense. To those who find their own salvation in their own merits, Christ becomes an object of wrath or of self-gratification and aggrandizement. To those who feel themselves worthy, Christ has no worth.
But to those of us who see our sin and see the depths of our depravity, we see…we know the value. We feel the magnitude of what Christ has done and we fall to our knees. We know, not in intellect alone but also in body and spirit, how unworthy we are of the gift we receive from him. With each new day, our humility deepens because we never stop seeing or feeling our sin. In fact, the more mature we get, the more we feel the gap between our weaknesses and His strength. And as our sight gets clearer our hearts grow more and more grateful and love-bound to the work of Christ.
Thank you, Abba, for the work you did. You gave your son to make a way to me, a sinner in need.