While resting, my roommate was playing some of her favorite Gospel music, the soloist sang "Jesus gave his very best. His love was proven for me, when He loved me to death." ("He Took the Nails" by the Browders)
Loved me to death. I never thought about the origin of that phrase. But it makes sense...it really does. Jesus loved each and every one of us to His death on the cross. So often we use that phrase to describe our best friends, our spouse, or even sometimes an object. But do you really love that person or thing to death?
I am so blown away by that concept. Christ's sacrifice always renders me speechless. What a love...a love so strong it will go through the pains of death.