A friend of mine was walking through a store the other day, and the store’s worker came up and handed them some money. The worker said that another customer saw them in the store and wanted to give them some money and asked the worker to hand it to them.
Talk about being in the right place at the right time to get something good!
Wouldn’t you love it if someone just came up to you and handed you some money? I know I’d be pretty excited if it happened to me. Today’s verse talks about Jesus coming at just the right time, let’s read it.
When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. – Romans 5:6 (NLT)
Now Jesus didn’t come and show up in a store and hand us some money. Maybe you wish He did. He doesn’t do that. However, He did come at exactly the right time. Just when the world needed it most, Jesus came. And He died and rose again in our place. That’s the good news of the gospel.
We deserved hell, but got heaven. And Jesus provided our solution. He came into time and died for us when we were sinners. We couldn’t do anything to earn heaven. But we didn’t have to. Jesus did it for us, in our place. Just like my friend didn’t do a thing to deserve or earn the money someone gave him in the store, we didn’t deserve Jesus. And yet, God loved us so much that He gave us what we didn’t deserve, eternal life with Him in heaven.