Greetings in the majestic name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”, St John 3:16. Jesus explained the essence of His mission (purpose). Jesus Christ dying on the cross was a divine demonstration of LOVE. This LOVE is an intimate, covenant kind of love between God and His people. If you are unsure about what true love looks like, turn to the Cross.
This special LOVE flows out most from Christ’s death on the Cross for this is how we know what love is. Jesus Christ laid down His life for us. “Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren”, 1John 3:16. His purpose was clear and is clear today. God expressed love to the max in sending His son Jesus Christ to die for all (inclusive). It is because of His LOVE – He fulfilled His destiny on the Cross. His LOVE brings life, mercy, grace and salvation to us.
“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins”, 1 John 4:10.
Blessings & Shalom!
Elder Cynthia Henry