Many people have heard the old English saying, “The proof is in the pudding.” But when this proverb was first recorded in 1605, it read “The proof of the pudding is in the eating,” which makes much more sense. If we understand the word “proof” means “evidence,” then the evidence of whether a pudding is good or not is found in the eating of it. If it tastes good, then it has proven itself, because it is successful at its intended purpose. The evidence of God’s Love for us is found in The true sacrifice of Christ. It was not just that Christ gave His life for us, but that “even while we were sinners” He gave His life. He didn’t die for a good and righteous people. He didn’t die for people who were selfless and kind. He died for sinners. This is the true proof of the unconditional, no-strings-attached Love that our God has for us.
And we pray:
Lord, I thank You for what You did for me all those years ago, and what You do for me daily. I will never understand the magnitude of Your Love for me, but I gratefully accept it. I pray that I always remember that, even in my sin, You saw my worth. Help me to see the worth in all people. Help me to love them the way that You do and to sacrifice my needs and desires so that I may help others. Amen.