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MORPH – Week 5, Monday


This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. (I John 3:16)

Monday, February 8

Vincent de Paul ran an orphanage in Paris during the first half of the seventeenth century. One winter day he opened the front gate to find an abandoned infant lying in the snow. He brought the bundled baby back into the warmth of the room where he was meeting with a number of wealthy women who helped support the orphanage.

Naturally, Vincent asked them what he should do with the tiny, frail baby. One of the women suggested that perhaps God intended for the baby to die, as a punishment for the sins of the mother. Appalled at this attitude, Vincent angrily retorted, "When God wants dying done for sin, he sends his own Son to do it!"

There’s no need for any of us to continue punishing ourselves for the sins of the past. Neither is there a need for us to assume that another’s suffering has been assigned by God as a final sentence of judgment not to be interfered with.

When God wants dying done for sin, he sends His own Son to do it.

Grace and peace,


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