Me: Howdy! Prodigal.
Prodigal: Howdy, I would love for you to take a walk with me!
Me: I would like that and I can share with you also.
This is from the book Joy In Christ’s Presence by Charles Spurgeon
There was never a problem so difficult to solve as that which is answered in redemption. The tremendous difficulty was in this: How can God be just and yet be the Savior of sinners? How can He fulfill His declarations against evil and yet forgive sin? If that problem had been left to angels and men, they could never have worked it out throughout eternity. But God has solved it by freely delivering up His own Son.
In the glorious sacrifice of Jesus we see the justice of God magnified. He placed the whole weight of sin on the blessed Lord, who had become one with His chosen people. Jesus identified Himself with His people, and therefore their sin was laid upon Him, and the sword of the Lord awoke against Him. He was not arbitrarily to be a victim, but He was a voluntary Sufferer. His relationship amounted to covenant oneness with His people, and “it behoved Christ to suffer”(Luke 24:46).
But the LORD sits enthroned forever; he has established his throne for justice, and he judges the world with righteousness; he judges the peoples with uprightness.
Jennifer Van Allen