“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” ~ Romans 5:8
God didn’t just tell us of this greatest love, He demonstrated it. He revealed it. He showed it in graphic detail. The dark, scandalous night has turned to “Good” Friday. How can the unspeakable atrocity of the cross be called “good”? The goodness of that Friday comes in the reality that God is demonstrating, revealing, and showing the vastness of His love for us… “even while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” The scandal continues. A perfect, unblemished, holy God gives His life for treasonous rebels and brigands. God offers us life. We spurn Him for lesser lovers and other idols, but He invites us back to Himself through the willing sacrifice of the Son. Scandalous? Yes. All for love? Most definitely.