By Kerrie Green
This concept does not seem small at all, not to me anyway. One of the biggest “aha” moments in my life happened when the concept of God’s love and the fact that there truly is no condemnation with Christ actually hit home.
Being a gal who’s done just about everything in the world you can think of that’s not good for you privacy is important. I was driving in my car with a girlfriend, an accountability partner, and I didn’t want anyone to hear what I was sharing. I’d done something I felt was terrible. It was a mistake and I was paying for it with every waking moment.
I told my friend that I felt irredeemable. How could anyone love me? My husband shouldn’t. My kids definitely shouldn’t. And she, this wonderful sister-in-Christ, stopped me in my tracks. Stop, she said, right now. Listen, Kerrie, there is absolutely no condemnation in Christ Jesus. He loves you, He is not surprised by what you’ve done nor is He shocked. Nothing can stop His love for you.
I can’t tell you how freeing that was. I remind myself of that moment all the time. The concept and weight of just knowing I’m loved by Him is the most freeing thing in my life. Living like I believe that, well, that’s no small thing.