Q. I am a regular visitor of your site and every morning I always feel excited to come to your site first after my morning prayer in the office to read and be filled with the Word of God to sustain my everyday work at the office; the only problem is I cannot register because it is blocked by our company. I am in Saudi Arabia just to let you know that your site reaches far distances.
My question is; who are we really that the Creator did such sacrifice to gain us back when we are already lost and there is nothing to benefit from. I cannot understand why Jesus did that. Yes I am a Christian and I am a sinner and I need a Savior. That is a gain on my part but what really is the gain of Jesus for His sacrifice?
As you have said He left His throne, His Love (The Father) and then He came down to His creation and then was humiliated and crucified and killed by His own creation.
As I understand everyone including the enemy, and every single thing in the whole universe and beyond exist through Him. In your comment from Psalm 118 and you wrote, “He longed for you to know how much He loves you (me).” Why not destroy all life including the Devil and create new people?
This other question is a little different; you said He will always have those scars for all eternity; how sad it will be to those who are redeemed beholding the King of Glory with scars on His hands and feet because of our sins.
A. No one knows for sure just what makes God love us so. It’s beyond our comprehension. But here’s one answer. In one of his books, author Hal Lindsey speculated that at his judgment, Satan accused God saying, “You are not just and you have no love.” In response God did four things.
To demonstrate His justice He
1) created man, a being far inferior to the angels but sharing with them the attributes of intellect, agency (freedom of choice) and eternal existence, and
2) gave man a perfect set of laws to live by and said that any violation of His laws (even those we only thought about) would be punishable by death. No exceptions. Perfect justice.
To demonstrate His love, He
3) became a man Himself and took upon Himself the punishment for every violation of His law in the history of mankind, giving His life to pay the penalty due us. Finally He
4) decreed that anyone among the family of man who accepted His act of love by faith would escape the penalty due them, whether they deserved it or not. And not only that, they would receive the incredible reward of living in His presence forever as a member of His own family, blessed beyond measure. Perfect love.
I have no idea if that was really going on in God’s mind when He decided to save us. As I said it’s pure speculation. But I’ve always been impressed with Hal’s logic. It’s the best explanation I’ve seen for what He’s done for us.
As for the scars, I can only say this. The marks of His humiliation have become the emblem of His glory, visible evidence of His love for us.