Updated: May 3, 2019
Why did we need a Saviour?
Why did He have to be the son of God?
In the midst of the chocolate hype and family road trips these questions beckon. After all, we know that we are not perfect, but do we truly grasp what would have happened to us if Jesus didn't make the ultimate love sacrifice? His death bought us abundant life, freedom from sin and an eternity with the One who loves us more than we can comprehend.
When He was born as a helpless human baby, He took on our vulnerability, our lack of control over what goes on in the world. Even though He was the One who created it all. He willingly subjected Himself to its adversities. He took on our darkest temptations. He took on the unfair treatment we have received from others. Every injustice, and every inadequacy. He took on our loneliness. Hebrews 4:15 " He understands humanity, for as a Man, our magnificent King-Priest was tempted in every way just as we are, and conquered sin."
We need a Saviour, because we were, and always will be, in need of saving, both from ourselves and the sinful world around us. We need a higher standard, a LOVE standard.
It had to be God's own son because no one would have been able to overcome sin other than Him. It had to be God's own son because it was the only gesture that could show us how unfathomable God's love is for us as His children.
When life overwhelms you, when fear suffocates you or you feel as if you do not know what the point of it all is, remember Jesus, the Saviour who died to free you from the pain of sin. Remember Jesus who has perfect compassion and understanding for what you are going through right now. Take a moment, sit at His feet. The Easter egg hunt may be over, but His invitation to seek Him never goes out of season. Allow Him to heal the hurt and disappointment. To hold you through the winter season and comfort your heart with His peace. Won't you allow His love sacrifice to be more than enough for you?
"But He was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed." Isaiah 53:5
Author: Chane Botha