“Matt and Mandy,” Friend, Apr. 2006, 17
Matt: Mom, my throat hurts really bad!
Mom: I know, dear. I’m sorry. It will get better.
Matt: You don’t know! Nobody knows how bad it hurts!
Mom: Well, that’s not quite true. Jesus knows because when He suffered for our sins, He also suffered our pain and sorrow.
Matt: Every bit of it?
Mom: Every bit.
Matt: For everybody?
Mom: For every single person who ever lived or ever will live in the whole world.
Mom: I don’t know all the hows. But I know that He did it because He loves us, and that His love is stronger than pain or even death.
Matt: I can’t love that big, but I love Him too.
Mom: So do I.