But no greater love makes the world go round like the one that made our Lord Jesus Christ leave the grandeur of heaven to sacrifice His life for our sins and that of the whole world.
Christ demonstrated His infinite love by shedding His blood on the Cross of Calvary to pay the ransom for your soul.
He made a huge sacrifice to save you and me from eternal condemnation. For greater sacrifice than any human can make for even their loved ones.
In Romans 5:7,8 Paul says “For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
Christ, the Innocent, Sinless One died in our place to cleanse us from sin and reconcile us to God, “For God hath made him be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” (2 Corinthians 5:21).
Have you ever wondered why God did not send Angels to die for humanity? Perhaps, such sacrifice was too much for them to bear for humans. But Jesus being compiled by His deep love for man came to this world and died for our sin.
Jesus even suffered so much in the hands of those he came to save, beginning from His betrayal to His crucifixion.
Judas Iscariot, one of His twelve inner-circle disciples, betrayed Him to His crucifiers. Simon Peter, His trusted and frontline discipline, promptly denied Him when He was arrested by the Jews.
Other disciples had earlier forsook and deserted Him when He needed them most (Matthew 26:56).
His suffering was even intensified when the same people He came to save made ridicule of Him. They lied against Him, spat on His face, slapped Him. They also scourged and tortured Him, stripped Him of His garment, wore a crown of thorns on His head and made Him carry a heavy cross up the long road to Calvary where they ultimately crucified Him on the cross, driving heavy nails into His forehands and feet.
These same people He came to save, ridiculously requested for the release of a murderer in His place (Luke 23:18-19; Acts 3:14), and crucified a Holy and Just One like a notorious criminal (Matthew 27:38). He was made a shameful spectacle to the world.
More pain was added, when God the Father turned His back on Him because He was bearing the sins of the whole world. Hence, He cried “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? meaning, my God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46).
Our Saviour, Jesus Christ went through all these pains, sufferings and reproaches so that we won’t be damned.
No greater love than this, that a man laid down His life for the salvation of humanity.
After this great sacrifice for you, will you continue to remain in sin or accept Jesus’ invitation to salvation? Please, my dear reader, don’t allow Christ Suffering for you to be in vain.
How will you repay the huge sacrifice he made on your behalf. Wisdom calls that you appreciate and appropriate His sacrifice for you by confessing and repenting of your sins now and accepting Him as your Lord and Saviour.