Friday, April 2, 2010

The Cross of Jesus Christ

How fitting that God should have chosen a cross as the means of His own execution! Pointing N, S, E, W, all are included in the call to come and worship the Lamb that was slain for the sins of the world.

Pointing North, the cross acknowledged the heavens--the home of the God-Man who came to earth. In Heaven where He reigns as Lord of Lords and King of Kings, the angels gasped and the Father wept bitter tears. As the Father forced Himself to turn away from His beloved Son, the skies turned black with mourning.

Pointing South, the cross shook the depths of the earth. Death and Hell were put on warning that the victory they thought was theirs was not a victory at all. Rather Christ's death was the culmination of the Godhead's own plan to redeem all of mankind from death in Adam into the grace of Jesus Christ.

Pointing East and West, the cross is a continual reminder to all generations that, for those who come to embrace Jesus as their Savior and Lord, they are welcomed into the beloved. As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us" (Psalm 103:12).

How grateful we can all be, whether we've known these things from our youth or whether we learned them after many bitter experiences. The cross of Jesus Christ, standing on a hill and pointing in all directions, is the pivotal point in life and in history. All else pales in comparison.

Let's take a moment and praise God together for His wonderful plan of salvation!

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