“For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.”
2 Corinthians 5:21 (NLT)
That’s why. Plain and simple.
I think sometimes I over-think it. Sometimes, I wanna formulate my relationship with God based on my understanding of myself and His character.
Asking God to love you less is like asking a train to deviate from its tracks; it is simply impossible to change the course of His magnificent love headed directly at you, and all because of Christ.
Try as you might, this unstoppable force charges ahead, unwavering and unrelenting in its pursuit. How mad the love of God for us!
On the other hand, we know this earth to be full of dry road. We know the arid hearts of people, and the rugged terrain that is a result of sin, filling the landscape with nothingness and death. No locomotive on earth could power through such conditions without solid steel tracks forming a solid foundation, removing boundaries and taking the vessel to reach places it could not before.
So it is with Christ’s sacrifice at the Cross. It is through His divine work that the track was laid for salvation; without it, the plains and peaks, mountains and valleys, and each corner of the land would remain dead and lost, longing for life.
As we approach Easter, be encouraged by the fact that Christ laid down His life and laid down the tracks for God’s redeeming love to save you and me from sin and death, and no more can you change that than you deviate a train from its course. After all, the tracks are solid and grounded, forever holding place and never wearing down.