“But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed.”
Isaiah 53: 5
He did it because “God so loved the world that He gave His only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life”.
He did it because “as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love” and “as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us”. The height of His love and the width of His forgiveness are the beams of the cross.
He did it because “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”.
He did it for all mankind.
But He would have done it just for me.
And He would have done it just for you.
“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.”
Luke 15: 20-24
Happy Easter, y’all.