This morning I was contemplating about God, and specifically about how He loves all of His creation. I was suddenly struck by how unrestrained love requires vulnerability, and in this case, God’s vulnerability. We never think of God as being vulnerable. How can an omnipotent God ever be vulnerable? Answer: by choice.
If this doesn’t blow your mind, then consider how much God has suffered when He was betrayed by those He loves: first by the devil, who was Heaven’s worship leader. Then by mankind when Adam disobeyed. Then by every person that has ever lived since then when we also disobeyed. That made it necessary for a vulnerably loving God to send His son, Jesus to live out a vulnerably loving life and to die as a result of the betrayal of one of His most intimate companions. It wasn’t the nails that held Him to the cross, it was love.
God chose to make Himself vulnerable to all of His creation by loving us with unrestrained, complete abandon. God is good!