I think the most amazing thing about our God is that he can personally understand our suffering. He isn’t beyond every human experience only being able to sympathize our pains at best. No, our God became flesh, as Christ in an act of love and grace, an act He never ever had to do but choose to do out of love.
John 1:14 – And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Colossians 2:9 – For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily
He bore our punishment out of love and mercy and discovered first hand what it was like to suffer. No other faith makes a claim even remotely close to that. To me this is like a parent choosing to be injected with a cancerous tumour in order to better understand thier child’s painful journey in cancer treatment, not a complete pictorial metaphor, God took on this suffering to free us all from son. Even those that do not love Him and deny He exists: His worst enemies.
I acknowledge as well the fact that the last thing a dying child needs is a dying parent in a journey of suffering but the metaphors can never align perfectly when trying to convey Christ’s passion. Jesus was a sacrificed holy and pure offering for humanity’s sin. That sacrifice was exactly what we all needed, the suffering of a perfect human to pay the debt of death that was owed by us all.
Galatians 3:13-14 – Christ paid the price to free us from the curse that the laws in Moses’ Teachings bring by becoming cursed instead of us. Scripture says, “Everyone who is hung on a tree is cursed.” Christ paid the price so that the blessing promised to Abraham would come to all the people of the world through Jesus Christ and we would receive the promised Spirit through faith.