He did it for love. Jesus’ death upon the cross was the ultimate evidence of God’s love for us. In a single, terrible act, God put us into harmony with himself. Call it “The Greatest Collision In History,” where the old covenant met the new, and where the disease of sin met the cure of love and grace. From the beginning, it was no contest.
Now that “It is finished,” ours is to enjoy the love and great benefits of God with us, perfectly and triumphantly displayed by Jesus at the cross and resurrection. “I will take it all,” said The Great Sin Thief, “so they can have everything with me,” said The Great Physician.
That’s how it was, and that’s how it is at Easter—the greatest collision in history.
(This is a transcript of yesterday's video, "The Greatest Collision In History," and is for those who might rather read than watch. To see the video, scroll below.)