Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalms 22:8-9,17-20,23-24; Philippians 2:6-11; Matthew 26:14-27:66
A University Professor greeted his new first-year students of comparative religions with the following assignment:
ìStudy the various schools of thought down through the Ages on whether or not it is possible to prove through reason alone that God exists.î
For weeks the students waded through the heavy tomes of renowned philosophers and theologians, trying to grasp their meaningful insights into their arguments, speculations and conclusions. But it wasnít easy going, and when the time arrived for the final test, they felt ill-prepared. Then, on the morning scheduled for the big exam, the professor announced that it had been postponed for two weeks. Whereupon, one of the anxiety-ridden students breathed a sigh of relief and exclaimed, ìThat proves it! There is a God!î
Implied in that studentís remark was a kind of built-in understanding that the infinite compassion of God is the ultimate proof of His existence.
And, of course, the Lord Jesus Christ comes to us as the chief exemplars of Godís compassion.