Why Should Almighty God Send His Son?
“From One Christian to Another…”
When you think about it, grace and mercy make no earthly sense. Why should God the Father punish His only Son, Himself really, for His creatures who rebel against Him? Why should a faithful God give the Son He loves the most for those who loved Him least?
God Had to Punish Sin
We say the Heavenly Father is a God of justice. He can’t ignore sin. It must be punished in the eternal scheme of things. So He had to punish the innocent? So the guilty can go free?
We All Need Grace & Mercy, Not Justice for our Sins
We should all be very grateful for God’s strange justice! Without grace, we wouldn’t get what we don’t deserve – an eternity with Jesus who loves us more than anyone in the world. Without mercy, we would get what we do deserve – God’s justice in hell for all eternity.
Now if you have lived a perfect life and can continue to do so – no sins in thought, word or deed – you’ve nothing to fear. The problem is, none of us can do that! We desperately need the Father’s grace and mercy. We need Jesus to pay for our sins.
Self Gets in the Way of Being Perfect
If you are thinking you can do enough good deeds to pay for your sins, good luck with that. We want to do good, but self always gets in the way. You can’t earn God’s love. It’s a given. Nor can you earn your salvation. You will never know if you’ve done enough on the other side of the ledger. The truth is, we’re helpless to save ourselves.
Let’s Trust Christ!
Every sinner, and that’s all of us, should be praising the Lord from this day forward and all through eternity. We can never give Him enough thanks and praise. I know I can’t.
Lord, thank You for your strange justice. I rest in your unfailing love, mercy and grace.
Blessings on your journey of faith, anita
Beyond Myself: The Farm Girl & the African Chief
I describe my journey of faith in my memoir of my love story. During the 1960s, I married my anthropology professor who was a hereditary African Chief of the Mende tribe in West Africa. This led me to visit Africa a number of times and live in his remote village for a year with our 3 boys doing lay missionary work. I certainly didn’t do things perfectly. And yet, the Lord has been so gracious in my life! I can only praise and thank Him!