Tuesday, April 06, 2010

The Cross

When we stand under the light of the cross of Jesus and claim it for ourselves, we are admitting and exposing to God, ourselves, and to the world that we are so selfish, so committed to ourselves, our wants, and our own little kingdom, that the Son of God had to die so that we could be saved. We are also admitting and exposing to ourselves, to God, and to the world that our self-serving, self-commitment is our greatest problem and the most destructive and enslaving force to our lives -so great that the perfect Son of God had to die to deliver us. Lastly, we are admitting and exposing to ourselves and to the world that we are so incredibly loved that He was glad to do it, that He is glad to welcome us in over the blood of His Son, and that He will now never leave us or forsake us. If we forget any of these, we have forgotten the cross and stumbled into darkness.

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