The story shared really drove home for me, that God suffers when I suffer. This reiterates one of the earlier lessons for me. If God takes away all suffering, we would no longer have free will. The cost for free will and freedom is very high. We were called to be free. But we are not to use our freedom as license to sin. (Gal. 5:13)
That God so loved us the He came down from heaven and took our sins on himself that we would be set free and can find eternal life through Jesus who did deserve the pain and suffering but went through for his love of us
God feels our suffering. He loves us, so our suffering causes Him pain. When we are suffering the most, He is also feeling that.
God did no need to send His son to suffer for our sins. He could have, like the Old Testament flood, wiped us off the earth, but he did not. He, instead offered His only son as a sacrifice for our sins. How much must He loves us to do that.
God was willing to spare his Son for our evil. We caused Christ’s suffering. So when you think of it, we are guilty of the evil in the world. God did stop it by dying on the cross. Because of his death there will be no more evil
God doesn’t need to suffer. He is God. But because He loved us and wanted a relationship with us, He had to hold us accountable to our sin. Our sin is what causes our suffering. Because of His great love for us, He made a way for us to live; the only way was through the sacrifice of Jesus. God gave what was most dear to Himself, His Son. And Jesus loved us so much that He accepted the suffering in our place. This is what real love is; sacrifice for those you love.