Love's Greatest Monument?

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The Taj Mahal is the jewel of Indian architecture. It was built by an Indian emperor, Shah Jehan, in memory of and as a burying place for his favorite wife. Even after 300 years the Taj Mahal is as beautiful as when it was built with white marble inlaid with precious stones. It was a monument to love-the love of a rich man for his wife.
The love of Shah Jehan was love for the woman who loved him, but there is a far greater love than that: it is the love of God for us who have sinned against Him by going our own way. The Bible says: Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
And again: God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Many who have visited India have gazed in admiration at the beauty of the Taj Mahal, and some would be moved by the love of the man who built such a monument in memory of his wife. But millions the world over, as well as in India, have marveled at the love of God in sending His Son to die for their sins. With deep thankfulness they have accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and made him Lord in their lives. They have read His words: God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
We have all sinned against the God who loves—the God who sent His Son to die for us. The cross of Christ is the greatest monument to love—God's love. Respond to that love today; gladly accept Jesus as Savior, and make Him the Lord of your life.
Those who die unforgiven meet the judgment of the One whose love they despised: Jesus Christ who died for them and rose again from the dead to be their Savior. He is alive and is waiting for you to call upon Him. The Bible says: Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.