I know it has been a really long time since I have posted, being that the last time I wrote for this here blog was when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Anyway, that’s not that important right now.
What I want to focus on is an idea that I’ve been dwelling on for the past week or so, and it has to do with God’s love.
Ok, first of all, it’s 2:15 am, and understand that anything I say can and may be used against me in the accusatory non-colloquial writing that I’m sure that is going to follow… but please bear with me, like a bear, and dog up to reading it, like a dog (if they could read, that is).
Back to the main topic (and I’m warning you know, I go off on many tangents- don’t those have something to do with triangles?), I have been thinking about the idea of God’s love for us in the ultimate example of Him sending His only son down to earth to die for our sins, but God has helped me to think about it to a depth I had only lightly brushed over.
While it’s easy to say that, yeah, he died in order to save the world, it is even harder to comprehend the fact that he died for each and every one of us.
It’s hard to imagine one person sacrificing his life for another, and it’s even harder to see that Jesus essentially died about 7 billion times, once for each person on the earth just today, not counting the billions of people who have lived before us. According to Population Reference Bureau (http://www.prb.org/Publications/Articles/2002/HowManyPeopleHaveEverLivedonEarth.aspx), 108 billion people have lived on this earth, so the number of people living today are just a small fraction of that number.
The day that Jesus was nailed to the cross, he took on the sins of every single one of those 108 billion people that would live, including the people of the distant future that we don’t know yet. Just think of the amount of times a person can sin in just one day, multiplied by all the sins he or she will ever commit. Then take that estimated number, and multiply it by the number of people who will ever exist. Daunting, isn’t it?
But we can exhaust ourselves by trying to figure out numbers like these, because we aren’t the ones who have to handle it. It’s already been handled by our omnipotent God, and it is just a way for us to remember, how grand our God really is, and how much He is love, to have died for each and every one of us.
So, yeah. You should read the book Crazy Love by Francis Chan, because it’s really great, and explains a whole lot more on the subject that I simply cannot at, now 3 am. Yeah….
So cute, it hurts.