Daily Reflections

Recapturing the Wonder

February 21, 2021 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. —Romans 5:1

If you’re a Christian, the best thing that’s ever happened to you is being saved from sure destruction for your sins and ushered into the family of God, beginning now and continuing for eternity. Sit and ponder that reality for a while.

Sadly, time tends to dull our appreciation of the magnificent, sacrificial work of Christ on our behalf. Life gets so busy and complicated, we can go for weeks—or longer—without being swept away by the magnitude of our salvation.

One of my friends paraphrases Romans 5:8 this way: “God demonstrated His love toward us in this: while we were in open, hostile rebellion toward Him, having no interest in Him—not only that but actively despising Him and all that He stands for—Christ died for us.” How can we not be inexpressibly thankful? But praise God, gratitude can reopen the wonder to us, throwing back the dingy curtains of complacency until the full light of His grace and glory come streaming through.

Make it Personal

Take time to thank Christ for all He did for you on the cross.