He loves us so much that he stretched forth his hands and hung as sin for us on that cross. He who knew no sin became sin for us that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. He was buried but three days later, he rose from the dead and now he is alive forevermore to intercede for those who are his. Those who have accepted his free gift of everlasting life. He didn't just speak love as so many do today, he lived it. He gave his life for us continually by healing, delivering, helping, teaching and then one final time on the cross he gave it physically for all of us. Now do you see? I mean do you see just a little bit more of his great love for us. The Lord Jesus Christ wasn't forced to come, he came of his own free will to grant us his life in return for nothing. He will come into our lives and empower us to live the way that we should, give us the wisdom and boldness to speak what we need to speak at the times that we need to speak it. He furnishes us all that we need now and for all eternity. Praise his holy name!
By the way, regarding the picture. I have never really seen one that pictures the Lord Jesus Christ the way that I believe he looked. He looked more like raw hamburger meat when they finished with him. But the physical part wasn't the worst of it, it was the soulish part, the separation from God. That is agony!