While reading in Matthew 26, I was impacted afresh at the glories of Christ in willingly suffering on behalf of the glory of God and the good of His people.
Sometimes it is almost troubling, in a good way, to consider that the One who was eternally free from suffering volunteered to suffer so. The One who was wholly undeserving of pain and anguish endured it on our behalf that we might be set free to know Him and enjoy Him forever.
Then he said to them, "My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me." And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will."
He who was eternally free from sorrow became dreadfully sorrowful that we, who deserve sorrow, might become free from sorrow forever. The infinite price of Him who suffered so greatly purchased for us the magnificent treasure of being able to glorify God by enjoying Him both now and for eternity. God’s priceless purchase for us was God Himself at the infinite cost of the suffering of His eternally glorious Son.
“Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.”