No Greater Love!
Yes, Jesus lay down his life for his friends. But He went above and beyond this. While being of human form, He experienced the full sensation of horrid pain drenching his every unsheathed, raw nerve ending (which defies human understanding). And worse, He experienced the absence of God.
He took on this gruesome torture for even we, who subjected Him to these dark persecutions, cruelties, and undeserving hatred. He did this so we might turn from our ways and also be recipients of his Living Sacrifice!
There is no Greater Love!
“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”