The love Jesus has for us carries such weight that He left Heaven’s perfect atmosphere, free of suffering and lack, to deliver us. He left the place where He was never separated from His Father all because of love for us.
Jesus left Heaven’s home and clothed Himself as a child in humility. A baby cannot survive without its parents, and Jesus–fully God–also became fully man, subjecting Himself to this dire vulnerability.
All for love Christ faced need, weakness, hunger and humility. And then He faced pain, betrayal, persecution and suffering unto the death of the Cross.
Not simply by the pain of the Cross, but also by the life-taking blow of sin, Jesus went through the very worst of the worst compared to any other. It wasn’t that He experienced pain greater than all, but it was that He was the only one who would take upon Himself the sins of all that they may be free.
This was a burden no human could survive being placed upon them. It was the weight of sin that took His life. In willingly giving up His life the Father resurrected Him as the firstborn of the dead so that we too could reign in live with Him. Continue reading