Who considered that he was…stricken for the transgression of my people? Isaiah 53:8
The death of Jesus is sufficient for the sins of the whole world. However far you are from God, however great your sins may be, however long you may have resisted God’s grace, Jesus is ready to forgive you. But the focus here is on the sins of God’s people.
The danger for Christians is to become so familiar with the truth that Jesus died for sinners on the cross, that we think of it as something other people need to hear: “Yes, Jesus died for my sins; I believe this. But this is a message for my unbelieving friends.” No, dear brother or sister in Christ, this is what you need to hear.
Did God owe it to us to send His Son into the world? Does Jesus have some kind of moral obligation to be stricken for our transgressions? No. There are legions of fallen angels who fell into sin before the creation of the world, and there is no savior for them. “God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment” (2 Pet. 2:4).
If God did not send a savior for fallen angels, why did He send a Savior for us? No one knows. For all eternity we will be lost in wonder, love, and praise, as we stare into the mystery of God’s mercy and grace.
But if you have not yet believed, consider what could be yours in Christ. If you will believe in Jesus, turn to Him in repentance, and trust Him as your Savior and Lord, He will be yours, and all that He accomplished on the cross will become yours too.
What will you gain by receiving Jesus? Your sins will be forgiven. You will have peace with God. And your healing will begin. What would keep you from receiving Him today?