Thursday, March 24, 2016

Calvary covers it all


They took Jesus, therefore, and He went out, bearing His own cross, to the place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha.

Easter is this weekend.  Friday is the day we remember that Jesus, the son of God, was nailed to the cross and accepted His death as the act of redemption that all people had to have.  On Sunday we will remember and celebrate because of the resurrection of Jesus.  He is alive and has risen from the dead.

It was on Calvary, the cross where Jesus died, that our sins were dealt with and our lives for eternity changed.  We owe everything to Jesus, but some have not accepted this as reality.

Celebrate the historic reality of the cross of Christ.  Calvary was an incredible place that carries for us as Christians unending truth.

The following is from my daily reading yesterday from YouVersion.com and the overflow devotions:

Calvary is the story of the law colliding with grace. It’s the story of you and I not getting what we deserve. It’s the story of hope emerging from the darkness and new life thriving in spite of sin. It’s a story of our mistakes and His mercy, our debts and His ransom, our separation and His victory. Calvary covers it all.

Here is part of the song Calvary from Hillsong:

The savior alone carried the cross
For all of my debt, He paid the cost
Salvation complete
Now forever I'm free
Calvary covers it all
Calvary covers it all
My sin and shame don't count anymore
All praise to the One who has ransomed my soul
Calvary covers it all…

Easter is meant to remind us and the world that God’s plan continues to be true.  It is our place to worship and remember, to celebrate and share all that God did and continues to do for us.  It is by Jesus’ death and life that we are completely healed.

He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed.

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