Taking on our sin and shame
Carrying a burden that was not His own
All the while being innocent and pure.
Experiencing our human condition
Our simple joys and our happiness,
Friendship and love
And, ultimately our sadness, loneliness, and misery.
Before His death
He experienced betrayal,
abandonment, and condemnation.
He felt and went through everything any of us could ever go through.
And, this gave Him more ammunition to love us so.
And, more reason to turn His back on us and allow us to suffer and die in shame alone.
But, rather than turn His back on us, He embraced us.
He loved us.
He wept for us.
He shed His blood for us.
He died for us.
He took our punishment, our sins, and our shame and bore it on His shoulders.
He carried all of it up Golgotha’s hill, while being spit on, mocked, and called names.
He bore the collective weight of all our burdens, sin, and shame.
This is what true love is.
Thank you, Jesus
For loving us so much.
I am so glad you are here! I am Erica Strickland, a girl who loves God. My goal here is to simply share His love and light.