When someone anticipates a collision, he prepares himself. We have air bags in our cars and seatbelts in light of the simple risk of an accident.
Athletes wear protective gear in order to take the impact of their sports. Motocross bikers wear rugged suits with pads on the knees and elbows. Helmets are worn to protect the head.
Football and hockey players dress in something just short of full-body armor because their sports require them to crash into one another at full speed.
Yet Christ, when He prepared to collide with our sins and sinful condition, stripped away all His divine powers and protection. He clothed Himself instead with mortal flesh and the collision killed Him, leaving him shredded and bled-out.
In our minds, we reason that God could have confronted our sinfulness completely fortified with divine power, undamageable strength, and unmoveable stability. But in love, He forfeited all His protection and became vulnerable, weak and helpless.
No wonder we cannot grasp the depth, width, and height of His love for us!
“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” Philippians 2:5-8.