One of the most amazing statements in the Bible is “Christ died for us,” found in Romans 5:8. Almost 2,000 years ago, outside the walls of the city of Jerusalem, on a hill called Golgotha, Jesus willing and lovingly died for us. God, in human flesh, died for you and me. How amazing it that?
It is at the cross that we see God’s love for us on full display. In Romans 5:8 it says that “God demonstrates (commends or shows) His own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” It is at the cross we see the perfect love of God for us. The word “demonstrates” or “commends” gives us a beautiful picture of what happened at the cross. The word literally means to put together. At the cross “all the width and length, and depth and height” (Ephesians 3:18) of meaning of the love of God came to together at the cross, and was revealed to the world. When Jesus died on the cross, He put on display His perfect love for us.
Today we will go to the cross by way of Romans 5:8 and discover a little of what it means when we read that “Christ died for us.”