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“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16, ESV). At the cross we behold the unfathomable depths of the love of God. God, the Holy One, loved so deeply the world of mankind—in all our wickedness, our sinful rebellion—that He gave His own Son for our redemption. In this gave we see both the incarnation and the atonement: the Father gave His Son to become man, and gave Him upon the cross for our sins. In the gift of God, the self-giving of the Son by the Spirit (Heb. 9:14), we see the marvelous extent of the holy-love of God Triune.

Contemplate the love of God given in Jesus Christ our Savior. May He bless you with His peace, strengthen your faith, and draw you near in the wonder of His abundant grace. May the Lord renew your heart today.

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