God cares so very much about you that He asked His Only Son to become a man and to die in your place so that you might have eternal life filled with light rather than eternal death encompassed in darkness you can touch.
You know Jesus did not have to do it. He could have said no to His Father’s request. But He chose the nails because He could see into the future and it brought JOY to HIS heart knowing that you could, should you desire…choose to live with HIM in Heaven rather than without HIM in Hell.
So He said yes to the horror of the Cross-because He would rather die for you than live without you. It is impossible for us to understand His compassion for us. That Jesus would turn His gaze toward Jerusalem and begin to walk to a death He already knew intimately in eternity past.
His resolve to finish what He came here to do, proved beyond a doubt the rock foundation of Old Testament Prophecies about His first Coming. Then He lived a life among us so we could walk by sight and not faith. Then the Apostles wrote down the living history of the New Testament that explained the New Covenant and the details of His coming a 2nd and final time for HIS OWN.
And so Jesus Roared from the Cross…”IT IS FINISHED”. And the beginning of the end that would have a new beginning with no end…began!
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