If you were God would you be willing to send your only son to a foreign world to suffer for someone? This was the question a friend recently asked. Immediately I answered “yes.” However, after a little more thought there is more to my answer.
We talked about how hard it would be to send a child off to another world. How heart wrenching it would be knowing the terrible things in store. How sad it would be to be so far away from your child.
It was easy for me to answer “yes” right away. I explained that If I were God then I would be able to see from beginning to end. I would know in sending my son that he would be ok in the end. hat after it all he would spend eternity with me. I would also know that in sending my son I would save my daughter. How could I choose between the two? Of course I would choose short term suffering of my son to save my daughter and spend eternity with both!
Several days later I thought of my response. I was challenged by this thought. Would I be willing to send my son to suffer for a stranger? Absolutely not! Only for my sweet baby girl.
So why would God send His son for me? I think the answer isn’t too far from my response. He would only allow temporary suffering to His beloved son if it were for someone he loves dearly.
So this is the Christmas message. God loves you more than you could know. Not like a stranger, but as a treasured child of His! This Christmas I am wishing that all could know just how loved they really are!