This week we celebrate the passion of the Father for the lost, and the passion of His Son, Jesus Christ; the only one who could make it right. I can only imagine the planning session; I share my musings below.
Knowing all things for all eternity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit sit around a table watching the events of the yet unformed world unfold before them. They watch the people they would make, suffering in the condemned flesh passed down by the one who ate from the fateful tree.
“We made them for fellowship, but look how they’re destroying themselves, helpless to stop. I love them and I want to be close to them again,” says the Father.
The Son eyes His Father and replies, “We already know what must be done, Father, and I’m ready to go.”
“Son, this is no small thing, as You know. You will suffer the indignity of bearing the likeness of human flesh, including their sicknesses and sorrows. You’ll carry the weight of sin for all mankind and die the death of a common criminal in their place after enduring my punishing wrath.”
“Yes, Father, I have counted the cost and it is great, but I love them as much as you do. The opportunity to bring them home is worth it.”
The Holy Spirit consents by adding, “Most Holy God, I know Your Son is precious to You. I stand ready at Your Word, to work for and through Him to both bring this to pass and bring glory to His name.”
Jesus says, speaking of Himself, “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends (John 15:13, NLT).” There’s no denying that, but what about the love of the Father who offered Jesus to be sacrificed? He didn’t have to. He could have abandoned humanity to our hopeless fate, but He didn’t. I’d say His love is just as great. Friend, what do you say?
-excerpt from DADDY’s Girl Forever
There’s no question about God’s love for you. The only question is, will you receive it.