Friday, April 2, 2010

The Power of the Cross

We have a towering cross in our city. It’s bright & shiny metal, sits on a hill, & can be seen from far away. How many times I have driven to the empty parking lot that sits at the foot of that knoll & prayed or cried or sat still – bringing all my baggage that I haven’t surrendered with me! Countless times I have traveled to the foot of that cross! It’s becoming a haunt of now, not like the girlhood haunts of my childhood. It is so good to know that on the cross was an occurrence that changed all of history – a sacrifice that changed humanity’s destiny. On this Good Friday, I hope your mind wanders to the cross where God’s one & only Son took death upon His sinless shoulders & bore it all in the name of love – love for you. The ruthless scoffing, sorrow, & tremendous pain that Jesus endured can never be understood or fathomed, nor all the love that made Him do it. Remember, as the song reminds me “Life is mine to live / Won through Your selfless love.” If we are His, we can leave all our burdens at the cross & live a life of true freedom – not because of anything we have done, but through Jesus’ sacrifice. No sin is too great that the blood of Jesus cannot wash it clean! His power cannot be measured; neither His love! Become His child & find true life.

“When you were spiritually dead because of your sins & because you were not free from the power of your sinful self, God made you alive with Christ, & He forgave all our sins. He cancelled the debt, which listed all the rules we failed to follow. He took away that record with its rules & nailed it to the cross. God stripped the spiritual rulers & powers of their authority. With the cross, He won victory & showed the world that they were powerless.”
-Colossians 2:13-15 NCV

Please enjoy this song, "The Power of the Cross." (Turn off my main Mixpod first.)

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