He walked on this earth. He felt hunger and thirst. He was tired. He experienced suffering and pain. He died for us.
Have you ever actually thought of what God’s Son went through when He was here on earth? Have you thought about the pain and suffering He had to endure?
When you put the whole crucifixion story in your own perspective, it changes.
Imagine with me. . . You are the one being whipped. You are the one being spit on. You are the one being nailed to the rough, wooden cross. You are the one who is feeling the pain of slowly dying.
I don’t know if I would put myself through that just for some filthily sinners. Would you?
But Yeshua (Jesus) did. He died on the cross for you and me. He showed a love that goes beyond all other loves—sacrificial love.
Sacrificial love is not an easy love to act out. It goes deep. It challenges you.
Since we are sinful humans, always thinking of others above ourselves is hard.
But that is exactly what sacrificial love is. It is giving yourself and your time for the good of others.
In the original Greek the word for this type of love is agape.
Agape is defined as an unconditional love. A love that is there no matter what, under no conditions. Seems unreal, right?
But that’s the kind of love our Savior showed. And that’s the kind of love that He wants us to show.
A self-sacrificial, unconditional love is our message to the lost and broken. It is our way to show others that God truly exist and that He showed that same love for them.
It doesn’t matter if it is a romantic relationship, a friendship, or just your family. Showing unconditional love is the least we can do for what Yeshua did for us.
In His amazing love,
Would you have showed agape love for sinners? How could you show unconditional love where you are right now?