Some people erroneously believe that God CREATED Jesus right before He sent Him to earth to pay for our sins, as if God said, "I need to send someone down there, and it's not gonna be me, so I am going to create a multiple of me and call him my Son."
This is far from true.
In face, Jesus is the CREATING Word found in Genesis, part of the Trinity.
Understanding the Trinity is a mind-blowing task, and for me it requires charts and visual aids. I like this one.
Understanding that God IS all three entities and yet is not interchangeable in nature and function is crucial. Once it is understood that GOD AS TRINITY exists as both one and three parts; it really defines love. Love always reflects off of another.
Understanding that God the Father shared love and infinite time with His Son Jesus BEFORE sending Him to Earth really defines the sacrifice that was made.
He willingly came and paid for the sins of the believing on the Cross
ultimately for His own glory.
That was God's ransom for His children.
Adoption is obscenely expensive. It's hard to swallow paying for your child. It mirrors a ransom. It doesn't really matter who gets the money, if they deserve it, if adoption SHOULD be cheaper. It is a ransom to bring our child home, and it is the symbolic price of something bigger. It makes us uneasy. It makes us know that we are not, in this process, guaranteed a life of comfort, especially in following Jesus and taking up our own crosses.
I would pay with my life. All true mothers would.
And yet God still loves us more than that...
Christ died for us."