Thoughts on the Way Home

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Persuaded of His Love


“When we think of Christ dying on the cross we are shown the lengths to which God’s love goes in order to win us back to Himself. We would almost think that God loved us more than He loves His son. We cannot measure His love by any other standard. He is saying to us, ‘I love you this much.’

The cross is the heart of the gospel; it makes the gospel good news. Christ died for us; He has stood in our place before God’s judgment seat; He has borne our sins. God had done something on the cross which we could never do for ourselves. But God does something to us as well as for us through the cross. He persuades us that He loves us.”

— Sinclair Ferguson, quoted by C. J. Mahaney in Living the Cross Centered Life (Sisters, Or.: Multnomah Books, 56-57)