Why do I love Jesus so much?
This is why…
Christ was all anguish that I may be all joy
He was cast off that I might be brought in
Trodden down as an enemy that I might be welcomed as a friend
Surrendered to hell’s worst so that I might attain Heaven’s best
Stripped that I might be clothed
Wounded that I might be healed
Athirst that I might drink
Tormented that I might be comforted
Made ashamed that I might inherit glory
Entered darkness that I might have eternal Light
My Savior wept so that all tears may be wiped from my eyes
He groaned that I may have endless song
He endured all pain that I may have unending health
He bore a thorned crown that I may have a glory diadem
He bowed His head that I may uplift mine
He experienced reproach that I might receive welcome
He closed His eyes in death that I might gaze on unclouded brightness
He expired that I may forever live. (excerpt from The Valley Of Vision).
I didn’t deserve any of that. Neither did you. (Romans 3:10-12).
Yet and still, He gave all He had to give to gloriously rescue us from the hopelessness of our sin.
Amen and hallelujah.