Five Minute Friday’s prompt for today:
With it being Good Friday today, my thoughts turn toward the ultimate outpouring of the greatest love ever, our Savior’s death on the cross. The purest, most complete love that ever existed. And yet, how hard is it for us to lay aside our foolish, preconceived ideas, and simply accept that love for what it is? How hard it is to let go of our own so-called righteousness, and take the pure robe of white that He offers freely, and wear His righteousness? Why do we find it so hard to let go of our own ways?
John tells us that we love Him because He first loved us. And that no greater love than this, that a man give his life for his friends. Scarcely for a good person, a so-called righteous friend, would many of us offer our lives. But the great God of all the universe, the King over all Kings, our very Creator and Sustainer of life, offered His own body for us who were His enemies!
What love is this, that God should die for me, a sinner! What love, that God would be estranged from His very self (Son + Father = One), for the sake of men who had rejected Him! What love, that He would pay the price for my willfulness, my selfishness, my sin!