If a tree falls in the forest, and there’s no one around to hear it, does it still make a sound when it falls?
If a wild berry goes unpicked, and there’s no one to tell of its flavor, does it still taste sweet to the tongue?
If a rushing river roars by, and no one stops to touch its waters, does it still feel refreshing to the skin?
If a garden of flowers goes unvisited, and there’s no one there to catch its scent, does it still tickle the nose with delight?
If the sun sets over the glistening sea, and there’s no one there to witness it, does it still make a beautiful sight?
If the Son of God steps into human flesh, and He dies in our place for all of our sins, do we still deserve His mercy?
When a tree falls in the forest, and no one is there to hear it, of course it still makes a sound.
When a wild berry remains on the vine, and no one tastes of its sweetness, surely it still bursts with flavor.
When a swift river rushes by, and no one stops to swim in it, the water is most certainly still refreshing.
When a garden of flowers blooms, and no one is there to enjoy its aromas, it must still smell delightful.
When the setting sun descends over the ocean, and no one is there to behold, it most definitely still looks beautiful.
And when the Son of God stepped into our world, and when He died in our place on the cross, we most certainly did not deserve His mercy… but He lovingly gave it anyway.