I am sure that we have all run errands, but have you ever ran an errand that was so expensive that it cost you the most dearest treasure that you had? I haven't and probably never will be required to. But love does strange things and the stronger the love the more apt it is to happen.
This is just what God did, when He sent His only begotten Son to this sinful world to save sinners such as me. The dearest treasure He had was His Son and He knew when He sent Him what the price would be. How wonderful and heartbreaking is this? It would take love that we cannot comprehend. His love is so deep and so unfathomable that it is impossible for us to understand how it could be. Our love is so shallow and so dependent on how well we like someone or how well we don't like them that we cannot understand that kind of love.
Why did He do it? This is a great question and deserves some thought and study, so let's see what we can come up with that will tell us a little something about this kind of love.
John 6:38 "For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will but the will, but the will of Him who sent me." He came to do His Father's will, not His own.
Luke 19:10 "For the Son of Man has come to seek and save that which was lost." He came to seek out the lost and show them the way of salvation.
Hebrews 2:14 "Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil."
1 John 3:8 "He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil." He came to make sure that the devil would be destroyed and He had victory over the devil and his angels to seal their destruction forever.
John 10:10 "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." He came so that we would have a real life of peace and fulfillment in Christ.
Verse 28 "And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand." What a safe place to be, in His hand, when we give our lives to Him we are safe in His keeping, but we must remember that we are always free to change our minds, it is only when we stay with Him in trusting dependence on Him that we are safe.
What more could we ask for? He came to do His Father's will, to save us from sin, to destroy the works of the devil and to give us an abundant life here and eternal life hereafter. Can you fathom such love, it is hard isn't it? But it is real and trustworthy, so why not look forward to such unfathomable love for eternity? I am excited and am looking forward to living with Him forever, aren't you? Grandma Joan