As Christ set his face toward Calvary, he steps forward in faithfulness to the will of the Father. Unwilling to allow himself to flinch as the moment of sacrifice stands but a week away, the Lord’s love pervades every interaction in which He will engage. Love for the Father. Love for His people. Love for those not-yet His people. The psalmist reflected on the expanse of this love and faithfulness:
Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heaven, your faithfulness to the skies.
Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, you justice like the great deep.
O Lord, you preserve both man and beast.
How priceless is your unfailing love!
Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings.
As God had delivered Israel from their bondage, Jesus would faithfully deliver the world from its bondage to sin. Would there be limitations to this salvation? Would Jesus falter in his steps toward The Cross. Impossible! The height and breadth of love, the depth of righteousness and faithfulness cannot be measured any more than we can calculate the ends of the universe.
Does your faith reflect even a fraction of these unfathomable heights and widths? As we walk with the Lord toward His death, we have a pointed opportunity this week to allow previously reserved parts of self to die as well. Hang them on the cross. Send them to the tomb and know a greater sense of new life that is yours in belief. Know it in full.