There are many reasons why we love Christ but today’s devotional illustrates one of them beautifully. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Hebrews 4:14-16Hebrews 4:14-16 English Standard Version (ESV)
Jesus the Great High Priest
14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
“Do you not remember the story about Alexander’s soldiers? When they went long forced marches, they none of them grew weary because, although Alexander had a horse, he never rode. He said, ‘No, not while one man walks shall Alexander ride.’ So he tramped side by side with them; and once, when a cup of water was brought for the king, he said, ‘There is a soldier who looks more faint than I am; pass it over to him;’ and every man felt strong because of that sympathy.”
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLIV, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1898), p. 232]