Fresh Hope – 24th April 2017

‘Ride or Die’ is a term that is used in today’s society and it refers to a person who is with you no matter what, through both the good and the bad.

Maybe you can think of someone in your world who you would consider to be a Ride or Die kind of person, someone you know you can rely on, someone who’s going to stick by your side at all times.

Though we would think of this as a modern term, I want to suggest to you that we find the original Ride or Die all the way back in the Bible.

As we have just come out of Easter, maybe the story of God has been on your mind. The thought of Jesus hanging on a cross to bear the weight of the sins of humanity.
What’s amazing to me about this is that the Bible says if you were the only person on Earth, Jesus still would have done what He did just for you. Talk about a Ride or Die.

Before you even knew Him, before you even considered riding with Him, He died for you.

John 15:13 says, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

This is the sacrifice that was made and this was the price that was paid for you and for me.

I wonder whether today you would consider the reality of God’s love towards you and accept the free gift of salvation and eternal life that comes by believing in Him.

Jesus is the original and only true Ride or Die.

Caleb Burchell

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