I don’t imagine that we can ever love anyone as much as God and His Son, Jesus, loves us.
Leading up to His death and on the cross, Jesus endured such deep emotional, physical and spiritual pain for you and for me. He agonized before the crucifixion while he was in the garden knowing that He would be separated from His Father for a period of time. He was in such spiritual agony and pain that his sweat fell to the ground like drops of blood. (Luke 22:44)
As he was beaten by the soldiers he surely experienced excruciating pain. Imagine the pain He felt as nails were driven into His feet and hands as He was crucified on the cross.
Just before He died, Jesus cried out to His Father, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46) At that point, in His last spoken words on the cross, He must have been crying out to God with all His might because the man part of Him did not want to experience death, even though He knew that was God’s will for Him.
But Jesus did die a very painful, voluntary death… for me… and for you.
In John 14:27, Jesus told His disciples, “I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn’t like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”
Jesus died so that our sins could be forgiven and so that we can experience eternal life. Part of that eternal life includes the ability to experience the type of peace Jesus referred to in the scripture above.
Because Jesus experienced pain, you and I can have His peace.
Do you enjoy that type of peace? The deep inner peace that only comes from a personal relationship with God through knowing His Son Jesus?
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