“The Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” Galatians chapter 2 verse 20.
This is surely a verse for every day: unconditional, unchanging love.
“The Son of God … me” What a contrast One so holy and me so sinful; One so thoughtful and me so selfish; One so loving and me so unloving.
“The Son of God who loved me” He did not love me so I would love Him. He loved me because … He chose to love me. He loved me knowing I did not love Him.
“The Son of God, who loved me and gave … ” What would He give? He had everything to give, there was nothing He would not give. So “The Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself …”
But for whom was such a Great Gift given? Who was worthy enough that the Son of God would give Himself for them? We are certainly not worthy, most unworthy in fact. That did not matter for “The Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”
Yes “for me” He “gave Himself” – and for you. You matter to Him, enough that He would die to bring you to salvation.
He loved me so, I don’t know why He should,
a poor unlovely stranger in my sin,
but He, in death, my suff’ring surety stood,
my soul to win. (I Y Ewan)
Happy Monday! He loves you.