Theology for the Long Haul

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Travel Plaza Tuesdays: His Look of Love

by Guest blogger Heather Crouch

Recently, my husband and I went to see The Thorn (a musical adaptation of the passion story). Although it was very flashy with its acrobatics and pyrotechnics, the passion message was simple and powerful.

At one point in the show, Jesus was strapped to a post and was about to be beaten with the cat o' nine tails by a nearby soldier. All of a sudden, everything was quiet. The narrator (Thomas, aka “Doubting Thomas”) pointed out that Jesus was looking at the soldier that was about to beat him with the same love as the narrator had seen Jesus give to a child that he had held in a happier time.

It finally hit me.

Jesus truly and unconditionally loves each of us, even this man who was about to brutally torture him! Although I always knew this in my head, I felt like I finally felt it with my heart.

Being a parent has somehow taught me what "unconditional love" really means. If Jesus really loves me that much, how special am I to him?! I feel like I understand John 3:16 more. God loved us so much that he gave his son to save us. Not only that, but Jesus loved us so much that he willingly chose to turn himself over to suffer a gruesome and terrible death for us.

This Easter, let’s remember what incredible love God has for us that He sacrificed and suffered soo much just to save us!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this Heather! It is amzing to think about the love that the Father had for us that he chose to give His son to save us.