Kate said deserve.
In all honesty, what DO we deserve? You can look back across the great expanse of history and see the depravity of man due to the original sin in Eden.
What do we deserve?
God in His mercy, looked out upon humanity. The clumsiness and calamity and said, “It is time to bring Redemption.”
The rest, is history!
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, and whoever believes on Him, receives Him into their hearts and lives, whether they deserve it or not, will be given eternal life. You see, God didn’t send His one and only Son to condemn the world but to save it. John 3.16-17
Do I Deserve Such Mercy?
No, I don’t. And, most likely you don’t either…but God in His infinite wisdom, grace, and mercy called my name one day and I couldn’t refuse. I opened my heart and with deep humility said, “Yes, Lord.”
Not one of these little ones deserved death.