The GREATEST LOVE STORY EVER TOLD.
Way back in eternity, God the Father, and His Son, made adecision to create man. Someone who would choose to serveThem because they loved God. Giving man freedom of choice could result in his choosing to go the wrong way, soa plan was devised that if man did sin, Jesus, God's onlySon would become His substitute for sin. The sacrificialLamb for sin. This was a voluntary sacrifice.
The following is a quote from one of my favorite writers.
"Sorrow filled all heaven, as it was realized that man waslost........I saw the lovely Jesus, and beheld an expressionof sympathy and sorrow upon His countenance. Soon I sawHim approach the exceeding bright light which enshroudedthe Father........Three times he was shut in by the gloriouslight about the Father, and the third time He came from theFather His person could be seen. His countenance wascalm, free from all perplexity and trouble, and shone withbenevolence and loveliness, such as words cannot express......... He had been pleading with His Father, and had offeredto give His life a ransom, and take the sentence of deathupon Himself, that through Him man might find pardon; thatthrough the merits of His blood, and obedience to the lawof God, they could have the favor of God."
Stop and think about this for a minute! Can you see thegreat desire Jesus had for man 'made in the image of God',(see Genesis 1:26) to love and serve Him by choice? Jesuswas one with His Father, and this oneness He desiresbetween God and man. In the marriage relation, two becomeone.Jesus created us with His very own hand. He loves you andme and desires to be one with us. Listen to His sweet musicalvoice saying to you, ‘I love you my child’. A full and total sur-render of our lives, in love, to Him is what He desires.Obedience works by love. He lived and died as a man for you