Romans 5:7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
One of the strongest desires we all have is to live! We do not want to die. Even if we are scheduled to die or ready to die we tend to protect ourselves.
There is a man on death row right now in the USA. He is scheduled to die in less than one year yet is asking for hip replacement surgery before he dies.
The thought of giving our life for someone else is strange. We might do so if the person was of great importance to us, a family member, the president of the USA, or something like that but we definitely have no plans of dying for a wicked man. But that is exactly what Jesus did! He died for us when we were wicked, weak, without hope!
How can you not rejoice in a Saviour like Him!