What is it that separates us from God? Does the antagonism begin with His wrath or our sin? To answer this question we must ask ourselves what would make God angry? Is it an ever-present revelation of His character, or is it specifically addressed to us because of an offense we have made against Him?
If God were ever angry, and we were wholly without blame for the distance fraught with enmity that lies between us, then there is another question that begs our attention: If it wasn’t to cleanse and deliver us, then why did God submit His one Son and Heir to death? Was it a legitimate act, or another example of intollerable cruelty?
Could God who created life and is Life put to death He who is One with Him? Why would He insist on One more dying when our destinies in hell were already settled? Either God is a capricious beast or He has a purpose in everything that He does, even in requiring death of One who does not deserve it.
We deserve death as the credit for all that we do — sinning with full abandon — while Christ deserved not to become a servant to us, but a highly exalted sovereign. Yet, by the Word of God He stepped aside from the inheritance He was guaranteed to accept that which we were guaranteed. If He accepted what must kill us, He could defeat the powers that keep us from Life.
Love took the fall and died only to rise the Conquerer of every terror that assaults mankind. If we will believe He has done this, the mysteries of God’s will and choosing Christ will be illiminated by the Light who made it all complete.