Bob Fitts Sacrifice illustrates perfectly the cost God paid to reconcile me to Himself. This grace isn’t cheap.
I came across a love story that brought tears to my eyes:
A man went fishing with his teenage son and his son’s friend. A storm came up and capsized the boat they were on. The man managed to grab on to a piece of the boat and a life buoy. He saw his son and his son’s friend struggling in the water. They were drowning. The man knew that his son’s friend do not know Jesus. If he died now, he would be lost. He shouted to his son “I love you” before throwing the life buoy to his son’s friend. He saved the boy while his own son drowned.
As I read this story, I thought of the man’s pain and sacrifice. It overwhelms me. If a mortal man’s sacrifice can overwhelm me, how much more God’s sacrifice.
This story illustrates God’s sacrifice when He sent Jesus Christ to earth to be my sacrificial lamb. Abba God sacrificed his only begotten and BELOVED son to save me. Why did he do it? Because He love me…deeply.
This reminds me of one of songs Bob Fitts sang called Sacrifice.
Bob Fitts Sacrifice
Oh this must be the hardest hill I've ever climbed For I must sacrifice you promised son of mine And so I go to worship with you by my side And trust a sacrifice He will provide Chorus: And though I cherish you, I must now offer you To him who is the giver of all good things And though I cherish you, I will not offer you For surely He could raise you up again (second time) For surely He will raise you up again Here on this alter Father I lay all my dreams And offer back to you this child you've given me Oh son you must believe He's called us to obey And by His love He'll make a better way O Abraham, O Abraham Now that I know you fear my name Withhold your hand O Abraham, O faithful man You're only son, He's not the one Behold the ram, Behold the Lamb It must have been the hardest thing He's ever done When God the Father sacrificed his only son The one that He most cherished gave His life away And by His love He made a better way Chorus 2 And so I cherish you, And so I honor you For truly you're the giver of all good things And so I cherish you, and so I honor you Your sacrifice is now the king of kings Chorus 3:
Jehovah Jireh, he has provided
The sacrifice of love no man could ever pay
And what He requires of you and me
Even the hardest thing
Your blood, O Christ, your sacrifice gives me strength to obey.
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.John 3:16