Did God Suffer When Jesus Died?

Like many people I’d heard about the Father, Son, Holy Spirit Trinity for years but never gave it much thought.

In John 17:5 when Jesus is about to be crucified He says: “Now, Father, bring me into the glory we shared before the world began.”

I admit that I often struggled to identify with the sufferings of Christ, and the grief the Father must have felt.

I didn’t fully recognize that Christ was eternal and existed before the world began; and that Jesus wasn’t an afterthought, a creation that came after us, in an effort to save us.

God gave a very piece of Himself, one that was eternal, to suffer and die for us.

His sacrifice became more real to me when I really digested the fact that Jesus didn’t become the son of God when he was born a man, He always was the son of God.

So it was a piece of the very essence of God Himself that died to save us.

Jodie Stevens

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Anonymous says:

    John 1 The “word” became flesh. The word was the essence of God that became flesh and died for us.

  2. Yes! Thanks for reading 🙂

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