But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8, NASB)
That’s what today is all about.
It’s Friday. Jesus is made to carry his cross. They pound nails into his flesh. He hangs there and dies an excruciatingly painful death. And he dies.
He loves. And he dies.
He is the sacrifice to atone–to bring into one. My sin, your sin, our choices to feed our selfishness and our greed have separated us from the One who not only created us, but loves us.
But he didn’t wait to do that after we sinned. He did it before. He did it with us in mind. He did it for us. He did it because of us.
This was God’s plan from before time began.
That’s how much he loves me. That’s how much he loves you.
At our darkest point, he loved us…loves us. Provides for us.
That’s grace. That’s amazing.
PRAYER: On this solemn day, we say thank you for the expanse and expense of your love. Amen.