You can’t really comprehend the love of our Heavenly Father but to put it as simply as possible how much more can you love someone than to sacrifice your life for theirs? I think if people really “got” that God asked his son to endure a painful and horrific death for us, and even more that his son, despite being human and having all the feelings of a human went through with that death then they would start to comprehend how awesome God is.
- John 10:11 -“I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.”
- John 15:13 – “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.”
Is the significance of the Cross lost in translation, do you have any comprehension of what the Cross signifies, I guess you know that Jesus died on the Cross but do you have an understanding of the cost, there can’t possibly be a greater love than the one that meant the ultimate sacrifice, giving up his life so we could live, shedding his blood for our sins, his love ran red as he bled out, no doubt he did that for us and may I never boast about anything except what happened at the Cross, that was the day the world changed, our relationship with God rearranged, Love won and as Jesus rose from the grave after those three days where we may never know the extent of his pain he was crowned with Glory, an overcomer, the world was conquered, man reconciled to God and we have a Saviour who wipes away our tears even though our sin held him to the Cross, we have a Saviour who takes our losses and gives us victory, look at God’s face and you’ll see his glory, yet look at the Cross and you see his heart, the heart of God who loved us so much he sacrificed his only son, a God who wants nothing more than a relationship with each and every one of us, our sins undone by the obedient son, our sins no more because of his love, the Cross a reminder that Jesus offered up his life for us, a reminder of what it meant when he died for us.