Tuesday, May 10, 2011



May 9, 2011

By Gary Rogers

Calvary is the greatest expression of God¹s love. Love was the motivation that brought Jesus from the splendor of heaven to the gutter called earth.
Jesus was not motivated by acclaim or recognition. In heaven He is worshipped as God. Jesus was not driven by a desire to achieve something great. He is Creator of the earth. Jesus was strong in His identity and personal accomplishments. In heaven He is known as the One worthy of glory and honor. The only motivation that drove Jesus to Calvary was love. Jesus¹ death made the love of God visible.

God loves you more than you can comprehend. His love for you is complete. He has total knowledge of you, yet loves you without reservation. Nothing can compare to the love that God has for you.

³Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins² (1 John 4:7-10, NKJV).

Any attempt to measure Calvary¹s demonstration of God¹s love is impossible.
Do you call it the ³value² of Calvary? Is it the ³worth² of Calvary? Often, we call it the ³price paid² at Calvary, but do we really grasp what we are saying? Maybe we could attempt to measure what Jesus gave up to die on Calvary and call it the ³humiliation² of Calvary. What about trying to calculate the level of suffering the Savior endured and call it the ³torture² of Calvary? No words can describe the true measure of Calvary. It is God¹s love made visible. Calvary is the measure of how much God loves you.

Since God is love, then everything that represents love is found in Him. God is motivated by compassion, concern, caring, and a desire to commune with you. Don¹t let anyone or anything convince you that you have no value in God¹s eyes. When God looks at you, He sees someone He loves. To convince you of this love, He sent His Son to be crucified on a hill called Calvary. A look at Calvary must convince you of how special a love God the Father has for you.