20 He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. 1 Peter 1:20
It’s hard for us to imagine what existed before the creation of the world. I mean, there was nothing. And yet, God the Son was chosen to redeem us long before the world even existed. Then at the right time, Jesus Christ was revealed. Entire libraries have been written about this event and the timing of the event. Of course it was the perfect time. He had nothing to gain by coming to earth. He wouldn’t be rewarded in any way. In fact, just the opposite is true. Jesus Christ is a byword to those who don’t follow Him. His followers are persecuted because they believe in Him.
But He came for our sake. Not His, but ours. He didn’t have to but He did.
That of course has made all the difference in the world for those who call Him Lord. Life doesn’t get much better than that. Occasionally we need to meditate on the deep truths of the Christian faith. This is one of those times.
He came for our sake.