Incomprehensible Love

Who can really understand His love? Who, in their humanly finite mind, can begin to fathom the extent of what Jesus Christ did for us? The suffering He faced? 

Oh, we say we get it. We comment on how great a sacrifice it was. But how can we truly know the depths to which Jesus descended?

We’ve never communed face to face with the Father. We’ve never known what it was like to be Lord and Master, to be divine. None of us can claim to be omniscient and omnipresent, to be the Alpha and Omega, the first and last.

And He gave it all up. He laid aside His crown; replaced His cloak of righteousness with soiled, moth-eaten, rags; and lowered Himself to walk where we walk … and then He went even lower.

He sank to the bowels of evil, the one place devoid of light and life, completely separated from His Father … from anything Holy.

For Love

He didn’t do it for Himself. He didn’t do it to get Satan out of His hair. He did it for love. Pure and simple. A love for you and me. A love for those who beat and battered, ridiculed and betrayed Him and for those who still do. 

Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died broken and forsaken because of His love for those who spit in His face.

Jesus Christ died broken and forsaken because of His love for those who spit in His face. Click To Tweet


It is at the foot of the cross where we come face to face with our wretchedness. And it is at the foot of the cross where we taste the sweetness of redemption.

A redemption purchased at a price unfathomable.

And I tremble in gratitude and fall to my knees in humble repentance … 

for it is through Christ’s brokenness, that we are restored to wholeness with the Father.

It is through Christ's brokenness, that we are restored to wholeness with the Father. Click To Tweet

An unimaginable sacrifice of eternal significance. 

“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

Reflections: How do you keep the focus of Easter on Jesus and His death and resurrection?

This Easter may you tremble at the enormity of our Savior’s sacrifice and rejoice in the sweetness of our redemption. May you come face-to-face with your wretchedness and rest in your salvation. May you sit at the foot of the cross in humble gratitude for being made whole. 

By His grace ≈


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6 comments on “Incomprehensible Love
  1. Great points and reminders, Julie. 🙂

  2. Tom Dixon says:

    I think unfathomable is about all you can say. Happy Easter!

  3. Hi Julie. Great post. To answer your question, my recommendation is three fold:
    1. Ground your faith in the true gospel
    2. Occupy your time in the Word, fellowship, and prayer
    3. Deny yourself every day and be led by the Spirit.
    (The acronym GOD helps me remember 🙂

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