Friday, August 13, 2004

The Love of God

Was thinking recently of how God loves us deeply and tenderly, as the hymn says, it's a love "that will not let us go". Most of us think of God being a far off deity (after all we can't see or touch Him), yet because of His intense & wondrous love, He sent His ONLY Son to die for our sins on the cross. A lot of people who've seen the Mel Gibson movie, "The Passion", have spoken about how gory the movie was, yet they don't understand what was shown was only a small part of our Lord Jesus' suffering. His physical suffering was, of course, intense, but the suffering He experienced when the Father separated Himself from His Son for those three hours was for more terrible. We don't often think of this, how much it cost both the Father and His Son. I think it's worth thinking about because it's a measure of Christ's love for us. He gave not only His body but all of Himself in that sacrifice.

I was reminded of this when reading Josie's blog for today where she quotes the hymn, "O Patient Spotless One". It is a lovely expression of His life and the adoration both it and His death bring to my heart when I reflect on it.

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