I’m in a relationship with a guy way out of my league.

He’s better than me. He is more loving than me. He cares for others better than me. He gives more than I give, and he deserves someone greater than I can ever be. He is out of my league.

I never understand why someone like Him would ever love a girl like me, but He does.

This man is often called the best teacher, wonderful counselor, a prince of peace, a God, a Savior…this man is known as Jesus.

Now before you exit out this article thinking “what a classic lame Jesus juke, typical Christian girl”, what I said was not supposed to be funny or a lame metaphor. It is the truth. Every day I wake up to join in friendship and in love with a guy way out of league. Every day I mess up and fail Jesus, yet He continues to love me. I am in a relationship with Jesus, and He is out of my league.

Jesus is out of my league. Jesus is perfect. Honestly, picture Jesus as the Bachelor with the world watching. He has one final rose, and he calls out your name. The crowd is horrified that someone as perfect as Him could pick you.

“Ugh she doesn’t deserve to still have Him in her life! Does He not see how she treats the others on this show?”

“Oh my goodness He can do way better than her. She is awful.”

Yet, Jesus gives you the rose. Jesus chooses you. And He will choose you again tomorrow. He chose you last Friday night, and He chose you when you were so blinded by your sin you couldn’t even notice Him. He gives you the final rose, even though He is out of your league.

We do not deserve Jesus. We do not deserve His love. We continually stray away from Him. We have sinned in our past, and we will sin in our future. But that is the beautiful thing about Christ. The gospel says it so well. Although we were out of His league, He loved us. When we did not deserve to even see His presence, He forgave us. While we were sinners, He stretched out His arms for us, having His hands nailed to a tree as the sacrifice for our mistakes.

Jesus is out of my league. But that is what makes the gospel so beautiful. A guy out of our league decided “I’m going to love those sinners”. He decided He loved us so much that in order to give us the opportunity to spend eternity in paradise, He allowed Himself to be abused, stabbed, and nailed to a tree to die. He loved us so much He conquered death three days later. He loves us so much that each morning He asks us to allow Him to pursue us.

Aren’t you glad life isn’t fair?

Our sins do not prove how bad we are. The fact that we are out of Jesus’s league– but He loves us, does not show the world how horrible we are. It shows how great Jesus is daily. It shows how powerful His love is, how beautiful His grace is, and how much He cares for us.

So yes, I am in a relationship with someone way out of my league. A guy who does not deserve me, chose me. The same One who hung the stars and painted the sea. He loves us more than kittens, roses and chocolate combined. Every day He looks at us and says “you are mine”.

I call the One who is perfect my friend and my lover. He pursues me daily. Every day I wake up with Him by my side. He is there for me whenever I call, and sacrificed Himself for me. I pray anyone who reads this may be convicted of their sins, repent, and thank God that His Son conquered death. His Son wants to be in relationship with us even though we are not in His league. Because of God’s grace, I can be in relationship with the One who shed blood for me to be forgiven. That love is greater than any Nicholas Sparks book, and greater than any proposal on the Bachelor.

Relient K sang it best back in 2009, “The beauty of grace is it makes life not fair…

“But God shows his love for us, because while we were still sinners Christ died for us.  So, now that we have been made righteous by his blood, we can be even more certain that we will be saved from God’s wrath through him.” -Romans 5:8-9

photocreds: Logan Chisholm, https://www.facebook.com/loganchisholmphotography/?fref=ts

Written by Grace Valentine

I love Jesus, diet coke and sunflowers. I wish I lived in the mountains, but love the two states I call home--Louisiana and Texas. I can watch Criminal Minds all day and dream of one day owning an ice cream truck for fun. However, my main goal in life is that more girls will realize the worth they have through Christ Jesus--and with Him and Him only we are enough.

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