“The two stood facing each other. God robed in light, each thread glowing. Satan canopied in evil, the very fabric of his robe seeming to crawl.
Satan rose slowly off his haunches. Like a wary wolf, he walked a wide circle toward the desk until he stood before the volume and read the word:
Immanuel? He muttered to himself. God with us? The hooded head turned squarely toward the face of the Father.
No. Not even you would do that. Not even you would go so far. The plan is bizarre! You don’t know how dark I’ve made the Earth. It’s putrid. It’s evil. It’s…
It is mine, proclaimed the King. And I will reclaim what is mine. Why: Satan asked. Why would you do this?
The Father’s voice was deep and soft… Because I love them.”
( Max Lucado…Cosmic Christmas)
Because I love them is a phrase that rolls off our tongues with ease. For there are many that we love, husbands, wives, children, grandchildren and friends. But this statement from the lips of God means so very much more than that.
Wrapped up in it is the Mystery of Grace that speaks of a ransom paid in blood, a ransom paid in full…a legacy of love from the edge of eternity past.
There is more to the phrase…Because I love them… I chose to die so they might live, said God. And for those who believe in this Death of God, there is life eternal with HIM. I have learned to love the Word of God and let it dwell in me richly. The word of God has etched upon my mind the Look of HIM whom I crucified. Yet when our eyes meet, I see only HIS love for me.
Through His pure atoning Grace, He came to die that I might live.
You and I have never been loved like this before.
Yes, God loves us humans and offers Salvation to all that would come to HIM in Repentance through the ONE Way of His Sons Cross.