We need a real revelation of how much God loves us. We don’t have the capacity to fully understand that, but we need to realize it better than we do. God’s great plan was to live in a kingdom of grace from the very beginning. He knew our frailty, so He made a way for His plan to become reality.
Jesus was destined to die for us. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. (Rev 13:8) He knew from the beginning what He was going to do, and did it as an act of love. Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Heb 12:2)
It was for the joy of loving us that He died! We are the joy of the Father’s heart. He is a wonderful, faithful, kind, generous Father who will do anything for us. Including sending Jesus to die for us.
That’s amazing love. That’s the revelation that we need to wake up to everyday. Now, it’s our turn to return our love to Him.