Monday, March 11, 2013

Monday Meditations: The Crux of the Issue

Easter is only a few weeks away...and our pastor has been delivering a series of sermons on the Cross -- how it is the crux of our lives. This week I've been thinking about how the Cross really is the point where everything is exchanged:

  • Our sin is exchanged for God's grace
  • Jesus' death is exchanged for our eternal life.
  • In Jesus' coming resurrection we find the gateway to being joint-heirs with Him.
  • Because of the cross we can be adopted by God.
  • Our pain is exchanged for healing.
  • Where justice demands punishment, God extends mercy
  • Sin is exchanged for a life dedicated to serving our heavenly King. 
  • A life of despair is exchanged for one of hope everlasting.
We can stand in the shadows peering into the throneroom, or we can step in boldly because of the cross and accept all that He extends. I want to step into the fullness of the inheritance made possible by the cross. Are we ready to reach out and accept all that is offered by the cross? 

What would you add to my list of things the cross and Jesus' willingness to die on it transforms? 


Beth K. Vogt said...

I appreciated this post because it made me pause and consider the greater Truth my life is based upon.
One thing I would add to your list that God accomplished through Jesus's death on the cross is found in Colossians 1:13, a favorite life verse of mine: being transformed (or rescued) from the domain of darkness into the kingdom of of his beloved Son.

Cara Putman said...

Beth, what a great addition! Thanks for sharing it. You've given me something to ponder and celebrate!


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