“Baby, if you love me, then you’ll sleep with me” This popular line tries to manipulate people into doing things to prove their love. Is this true love? Seriously?
God selflessly turns that around and says “Because I love you, I will do something for you. I will sacrifice myself for you.”
“But it was our sins that did that to Him, that ripped and tore and crushed Him – our sins! He took the punishment, and that made us whole. Through His bruises we get healed” Isaiah 53:5 (http://bit.ly/2yFUp8y).
Now that’s real love! Thank Him for His love right now.