Day One: Demonstration of Love

Romans 5:8, 10 (NIV) – But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!

“Many are confounded by the relationship Steve has with Mincaye. He says that a USA Today reporter commented that if he were in Steve’s shoes, he could ‘forgive Mincaye, maybe. But love him, that’s morbid.’ Steve says that their relationship doesn’t make sense unless you put God in the equation. Even though his dad’s death was painful, Steve says Mincaye would not have adopted him and he would not have been part of the mysterious, stoneage Waodani world.” [“Steve Saint: Legacy of the Martyrs” –]

As we are reminded of the wonderful story of the gospel bearing fruit in Mincaye and the Waodani, we are reminded of the great love of God demonstrated in Jesus’ death on the cross. This is the legacy of reconciliation that is alive in each of us. Even though we are not in the same place and situation as Steve Saint and the Waodani, we are called to testify to God’s reconciling love no matter where we are.

Today, let’s reflect and pray to pursue God’s reconciling love in our lives afresh, as we see Steve Saint and Mincaye share their full testimony. (Click here).

– NB