But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Rom. 5:8).
“When you’re tempted to doubt God’s love for you, stand before the cross and look at the wounded, dying, disfigured Savior, and realize why He is there. I believe His Father would whisper to us, ‘Isn’t this sufficient? I haven’t spared My own Son; I deformed and disfigured and crushed Him — for you. What more could I do to persuade you that I love you?’”
— C. J. Mahaney
Living the Cross Centered Life
(Sisters, Or.: Multnomah Books, 2006), 56