“For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. 17God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him.” John 3:16-17
As I was praying this morning, the Holy Spirit placed something on my heart. I began thinking about Jesus and God. I began thinking about how Jesus was tortured through each mark on His body. I though of how his flesh was shredded and how His blood was pouring out of each wound. How he was slapped, spit on, kicked, and hit. I thought of him hanging on that cross. Then I began thinking about God. I thought of the hurt and sadness He felt while His one and only Son was here on this earth being tortured and crucified. I thought about God’s amazing love as He waited, as He watched and allowed this to Happened to His perfect only Son. His Son in who was well pleased.
Then I thought about watching one of my boys being tortured and crucified before my eyes. I don’t know if I could bear the thought of one of my sons being tormented and killed. Watching them suffer, seeing them in all the pain. I don’t think I could stand it. My heart breaks with the thought of what happened to Jesus. God allowed this to happened because He knew it was the only way to save us from our filthy sin. He knew our sin was so great that He would have to sacrifice something greater to save us. I thought about how much God loves us to allow this to happen. What an amazing God we serve! What an amazing love He has for us! God loves us so much that He gave His one and only Son…… AMAZING!