Sunday, April 24, 2011

Room at the CROSS

Hebrews 12:1-2
1Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Easter is one of my favorite times of celebration.  We celebrate a Savior who died on The Cross for our sins.  That cross is so beautiful for it is the place I lay it all down.  I lay my sins hurts there... There is nothing I can not leave at the foot of that cross. 

How heartbreaking it must have been for Mary to watch her son hang on that cross?  God our Father committed His son to that cross and gave Him for me...and you. There is not greater love than that, plainly and simply. It is hard to fathom a love of that magnitude. 

Because Jesus hung on that cross, we have forgiveness. We have hope.  The hope I have is that one day I can kiss the feet of the one who hung on that cross.  I will be able to hold my Eli again because of that hope.  I will spend my eternity in a place of perfect peace and rest because of that cross.

I am a sinner saved by grace...the grace of that cross and the One who hung on it. It never ceases to amaze me that all I have to do is take my transgressions to the foot of that cross and they are forever forgiven.  I am amazed that because of that cross and the One who hung on it I can lay aside every weight.

The greatest of all is that there is ALWAYS, ALWAYS,  room at the cross.  I love the lyrics to the song Room At the Cross. 

Room at The Cross
By Ira Stamphill

Colossians 1:20
"And, having made peace through the blood of his cross,
by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say,
whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven."

The cross upon which Jesus died
Is a shelter in which we can hide
And its grace so free is sufficient for me
And deep is its fountain as wide as the sea.

There's room at the cross for you
There's room at the cross for you
Though millions have come, there's still room for one
Yes there's room at the cross for you.

Though millions have found him a friend
And have turned from the sins they have sinned
The Savior still waits to open the gates
And welcome a sinner before it's too late.

The hand of my Savior is strong
And the love of my Savior is long
Through sunshine or rain, through loss or in gain,
The blood flows from Calvary to cleanse every stain.

I hope each and every one of you have a wonderful Easter!

Much love,