I’m following a modified ketogenic diet – low carb and no sugar – to starve the cancer cells in my body. I’m becoming bolder in asking for substitutions. You can ask to “low carb it” and instead of a bun your sandwich is wrapped in lettuce leaves. I have the insides of tacos put in a bowl instead of a tortilla. I will substitute fruit for hash browns, even at extra cost. I started thinking about the best substitution of all, Jesus’ substitutionary death on the cross. I am so thankful He was willing to pay that price for me. All I had to do was ask.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.