“Crisis,” a series on NBC, depicts parents who do whatever they are asked to do to free their children who had been kidnapped, even when the required action involved hurting someone else. I thought of this storyline and the parents’ actions, as I watched The Passion of the Christ.
I also thought of verses like John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
And Isaiah 53:10, “Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand.”
And Romans 5:6-10 “For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.”
And 2 Corinthians 5:21, “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us,that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
And 1 John 4:10, “In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
Absolutely incomprehensible love, the love of the Father.
Completely unfathomable, the cost of our redemption.