1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; 4 and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; 5 and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. 6 For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. 11 And not only this, but we also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation. ~ Romans 5:1-11 (NASB)
Lord God, I am a sinner who on my own would be separated from You forever as the just punishment for my sins. However, Your grace and mercy have brought me peace and reconciliation with You. By the death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, my sins are atoned for, I am forgiven and justified as if I were righteous and holy. What I could never do for myself, Jesus did for me. I can’t imagine giving up my life for someone else, yet Jesus did not hesitate but agreed that Your will should be done. He suffered and was crucified so I would be white as snow, my sins forgiven and forgotten. There is no way I can express my gratitude for such an awesome gift, but I dedicate my life to Your service. In Jesus’ name. Amen.