It doesn't get any better than that!

We have been trained as a culture to expect more…to expect better…to negotiate beyond what we are offered.  That education has merit at times but it has no place in our relationship to Christ.  Why, you ask?  Because, in the Cross we have already been given the best and biggest and most complete gift available…there is not any room for improvement.  As Jesus gathered His followers He told them about this powerful gift that stood before them in Jerusalem:

[32] And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. And they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him, [33] saying, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles. [34] And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise.” (Mark 10:32-34 ESV)

When Jesus went to the Cross for you He was giving you a gift beyond compare and expressing God’s Love for you in a way that could not be matched or outdone.  Did you know that you have already received the best gift possible in all of Creation?  

Are you waiting for something more…something else…something bigger or better?  Wait no longer…just understand that the best has already come and it was for you.  Understand that when Jesus was condemned, delivered, mocked, flogged & killed that it was for you.  Understand that that gift took every sin you have committed (or will commit) and crucified them thereby paying for them so that you would not have to.  In that gift, Jesus said ‘I love you this much’.  Then He rose again to prove He was who He said He was - God The Son.  

It was for you He did this.  It doesn’t get any better than that.