Today we consider the great cost of purchasing redemption from sin that took the lashing, the beating, the mocking, and the crucifixion of the holy and righteous Son of God.
Jesus, you were not the victim but willingly chose this path of pain and anguish so that a greater victory could be purchased, peace between a holy God and my sinful self.
Jesus, I cannot fathom the brutal violence and physical pain you experienced but today I am reminded of the enormity of the gulf between me and God that you came to bridge. Even more amazing and unimaginable is the depth of the struggle in the spiritual realm where you became sin and endured the all the furious wrath of a Holy God poured out to the dregs for the sins of those you came to redeem.
Truly there is no greater love in all the world than this! Today we remember the cost, on Easter we will celebrate the victory won over our greatest enemies of sin and death.