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.