They say that love is a feeling. However, I have found that more often than not, love manifests itself in action. You can say you love a person but often times there needs to be some action to prove it. We don’t just tell our families that we love them, we usually perform some action or act that proves it.
Let’s look at the God’s love for us. He sent his son to die for us so that we might be reconciled with him. He did this even though we had no clue that we needed to be forgiven. He hung on the cross willingly. He could have chosen at any time to come down and save himself. He could have sent legions of angels to wipe out the world’s population and start over.
But He didn’t.
It wasn’t the nails that held him to the cross. It was love. Love was the only, yet most powerful reason, he decided to die for us. He knew we would never be powerful enough to save ourselves. In our delusional foolishness we had no idea we needed a Savior to begin with. It’s like the saying goes, a person is not going to change if they don’t see anything wrong with their actions. Jesus had to come. There could be no other way. We would never be able to pay that debt.
His life wasn’t taken. He laid it down. He also picked it back up again just as He said He would.
Here’s a question: What if He had come down?