I continue to read the daily devotion Thrive by Matthew Jacoby. On Monday I read this:
The truth is that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself by His death on a cross (2 Corinthians 5:19). It is important to recognize that in Christ, God Himself was taking on the cost of our sin. God did not give up someone else for our sins. Jesus Christ was and is God in the flesh. Jesus Christ is God paying the penalty for our sins.
Charles Wesley wrote the hymn, And Can It Be, with the following line: How can it be that thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
How can one adequately respond when we consider what God has done for us?Charles WesleyMatthew Jacoby