Word of God
We were still helpless when at his appointed moment Christ died for sinful men. It is not easy to die even for a good man-though of course for someone really worthy, a man might be prepared to die-but what proves that God loves us is that Christ died for us while we were still sinners. When we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, we were still enemies; now that we have been reconciled, surely we may count on being saved by the life of his Son?
Love is always ready to hope, and to endure whatever comes. (cf. l Co 13:7)