"You see, just at the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us".
Recently I have been thinking a lot about the fact that Jesus died for the sins I commit every day and though I continue to sin, I am still forgiven. This amazes me and I am so thankful. There is reason for joy every day because my sins are not counted against me.
I was thinking about this passage as I went to visit one of the home based care programs for the distribution of goods. Each patient received soap, milk powder, sugar and Likuni Phala (vitamin fortified maize porridge). Though the patients are not well, they sang and praised God. It was a delight to see and hear. Many seemed to understand that they were forgiven and had a joy despite the sufferings they endure.