When I think of the cross, I can only ask, “Why Lord”? Why would He sacrifice His perfect self for a disgraceful and evil world? The love Jesus demonstrated by His willingness to endure such tremendous loss is overwhelming. The cross cost Jesus everything. In His humanity, it cost Him His dignity and His life. In His divinity, He surrendered the rights of His Lordship over all of Creation long enough to let those He created crucify Him. The very Word of God did not utter a word in His defense.
He humbly gave Himself for us. Jesus laid down His life to atone for your sin and mine. As we approach Good Friday this year, please don’t let it pass without meditating on the incredible sacrifice of our King. It’s not comfortable to think of what He went through on our behalf, but we must dwell on the cost to understand the gravity and necessity of the sacrifice.