Journey to the Cross...A Father's Love
I still vividly remember the births of my sons, Brayden and Landen. It seems like yesterday that they were swaddled and placed in my arms for the first time. From that moment forward, I was introduced to a love like none I had ever felt before. The love I have for my boys is greater than I could have ever imagined.
Since becoming a father, the words spoken by Jesus in John 3:16 have a much more profound meaning to me than they did before I became a parent. "For God so love the world that gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life." God gave his son's life so we could have eternal life. I can honestly say that there is nothing on earth I love more than my boys and would never put their lives in danger for any reason, but God's love for us is infinite and far greater than any love we can imagine.
Long before the birth of Jesus, God knew the events to come. God knew that Jesus would be beaten and mocked before being placed on the cross. The death and Resurrection of Jesus is the ultimate expression of our Heavenly Father's love for us. As we journey to the cross during these days of Lent, consider the love God has for you, and consider how you can demonstrate that love for others.