Today we are celebrating the Goodness of God on this GOOD Friday. The day that the perfect sinless lamb became sin for us that IN HIM we might become the RIGHTEOUSNESS of God. The day Jesus redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us so that the blessing of Abraham would come to us. The day the veil to the Holy of Holies was torn from top to bottom, so that little old me can come boldly to the throne of Grace.
The day the impossible was made possible because He was willing to be wounded so that we could be healed. So the cross is ready!! Addicted to pornography? The cross is ready. Alcoholic? The cross is ready. That secret sin that the devil is beating your brains in with? The cross is ready. The fear, torment, and anxiety robbing you? The cross is ready. That betrayal? The cross is ready. The guilt and shame over your past? The cross is ready. The child that died too soon? The cross is ready. Uncertain about your eternity? The cross is ready.
Today is a new day. We need to start believing him when He tells us that if we are IN CHRIST we really are a NEW CREATION. (That word new means: unused, of a new kind, novel, unheard of, unprecedented.) Our OLD MAN has passed away and been crucified with Christ. Sin has lost its power over us and we have been given a NEW NATURE with NEW DESIRES. If this is not our reality all that is required is a surrendered Heart of full repentance and receiving the radically violent act of love God gave us through Jesus on the cross. He is not mad at you, He is head over heals in love with you. Allow Him to conquer your heart today my friend. The peace you long for is found at the cross and it is always ready.