1 Peter 2:24 “He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that, having died to sins, we might live
for righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed.” ~CSB
A face towel is just a face towel. Until a famous singer on the stage of a concert, wipes their face with it. When it is thrown out into an audience of fans, it is now priceless. A pair of basketball shoes are just shoes. Until a famous basketball star scores the winning basket in a championship game on national television, in them. Those shoes become priceless.
One can say the Cross falls in the same category. At one time it was a simple tree or upright post with another bar crossing it. This post was where men were crucified. It was a symbol of death. But because of Christ, it is now so much more.
Christ allowed that symbol of death, be the death, to all that is against God. Jesus took our
accountability for sin away and bore the punishment for us, on the Cross. He turned that symbol into so much more
than death. As we salute and wear the symbol today, we take pride because it now represents life, love, peace, forgiveness, and purity.
Jesus turned one of the most brutal forms of execution into a symbol of abundant life. Like the Cross, it does not matter what your past may hold, Christ has released you from its debt. Now, go live in righteousness because, “…by His wounds you have been healed.”
May God bless you with His peace under His umbrella of protection for you and your family in Jesus’
Authors Billy & Yolanda
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