"He gave Himself for US." For US — who at the best are mere creatures, between whom and our Creator, there can be no comparison. But it was not for us as mere creatures but for us as base, vile, insignificant, and totally depraved creatures! We had debased ourselves, even unto Hell. Our nature could not be worse, for "the human heart is the most deceitful of all things and desperately wicked!"
The most exalted, glorious, and holy being in the universe gave Himself for the most vile, polluted, and degraded of His creatures!
O how astonishing!