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“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” ~ John 3:16

The last few days I have been missing my husband extra.  I can’t say more than usual, because I usually miss him.  But it seems like I notice that I miss him more every time I turn around.

I have told God many, many times over the last several months that I would do anything to change current circumstances.  This is true.  I would give away everything I have, live in the streets, cut off my own arm, shave my head, never talk to anyone else ever again.  Anything you can think of, I would do to have him back here on earth with me.

Until I look into the smiling eyes of our baby boy.

And I realize that there is one thing I wouldn’t do.

I couldn’t give up our son in exchange.

Even though I desperately miss and love my husband, I couldn’t give up my precious son.  I hate that sin brought death into the world and that death has separated us.  But I couldn’t imagine a life without my little boy.  The cost of that trade would be too great.

God’s own sacrifice overwhelms me.  He hated the chasm that sin put between Him and us.  He longed to be with us and wanted to make sure there was a way that His creation, that He loved so dearly, could reach Him.  He was willing to take sacrifice a step further than I can comprehend.

Jesus’ death did not come as a surprise to God.  God knew that shedding the blood of His only son was the singular way to bridge the gap between His lost children and Himself.  He chose to give up His only Son, to watch Him die on this broken earth, just so He could be with us.

That is truly the act of a God that would do anything to be with those He loves.

Please don’t throw away the incredible, costly gift of eternal life with Him that He is offering you.  The price was too high for a gift like that to go unaccepted.