"Who killed Jesus? God did. God the Father was ultimately responsible for the death of His Son. God is telling us, 'I purposefully determined to crush My Son with My wrath- for your sins, as your substitute.'"
"Because I love you"
"When you are tempted to doubt God's love for you, stand before the cross and look at the wounded, dying, disfigured Savior, and realize why He is there. I believe His Father would whisper to us, 'Isn't that sufficient? I haven't spared My own Son; I deformed and disfigured and crushed Him- for you. What more could I do to persuade you that I love you?'"
"That's how far God's love goes.
And that's what it all means."
From: Living the Cross Centered Life, By C.J. Mahaney