("No one can come to the Father except by Me" - John 14:6)
The creature which is man, is not of equal standing with the Infinite Majesty of his Uncreated Creator. This is fundamental to our understanding of the significance of Christ's suffering and death on the Cross for our redemption.
The sins of the mortal creature constitute culpable offence against the Infinite Wonder and Majesty of his benificent Creator. Finite 'Man', simply, of himself, has not the capacity to reconcile with the Infinite. And, this is where the Infinite Mercy of his Creator devised the means for Man's reconciliatory salvation. He would come, Himself, into the world, incarnate in human form, born of an Immaculate Virgin, so that His Immortal Divinity would now be cloaked in His humanity. His Person would be resident in His humanity as well as in His Divinity - "In His humanity was to dwell the fullness of the Godhead, bodily." (Colossians 2:9)
So, as both God and man, He offered Himself in penitential atonement to our Uncreated 'Father' to suffer in both His humanity and in His Infinite Nature - to effect the reconciliation of those who would accept Him as Saviour of us all.
Unending thanks and praise forever to the Infinite Divine Son Who underwent inexplicable reconciliatory penitential suffering in atonement, on our behalf at Calvary, for our salvation. He bought and paid the reconciliatory price for our atonement - a price we were incapable of paying for ourselves. Through Him alone has come our eternal salvation. He alone is Saviour! As He said Himself - "Truly, no one can come to the Father, except by Me." (John 14:6) "Come to Me for your life." (John 5:40) "And where I Am, you shall forever be." (Apocalypse 3:21)
O Eternal Father
I offer to Thee the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Thy Dearly Beloved Son
Who offered Himself on the Cross at Calvary
in atonement for my sins and the sins of all the world
O Jesus Who for love of me didst bear Thy Cross to Calvary
in Thy sweet mercy grant to me to suffer and to die with Thee
O Jesus meek and humble of heart make my heart like unto Thine
O Jesus, Lord and God, unending love, thanks and praise be Yours forever and ever and ever.
6th January 2020