Romans 5:11-15New Living Translation (NLT)
11 So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.
Adam and Christ Contrasted
12 When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned. 13 Yes, people sinned even before the law was given. But it was not counted as sin because there was not yet any law to break. 14 Still, everyone died—from the time of Adam to the time of Moses—even those who did not disobey an explicit commandment of God, as Adam did. Now Adam is a symbol, a representation of Christ, who was yet to come. 15 But there is a great difference between Adam’s sin and God’s gracious gift. For the sin of this one man, Adam, brought death to many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of forgiveness to many through this other man, Jesus Christ.
Dear Father, I can rejoice in my relationship with you because Jesus made me your friend. Jesus never sinned. When Jesus entered this world he brought life. Life can spread to everyone. Jesus defeated death. Lord, thank you for your gracious gift of Jesus. Thank you for your grace and your gift of forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Thank you. In Jesus’ Name I Pray, Amen.