The symbol of the Cross
“In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness” - (Hebrews 9:22).
Thoughts for Today
The symbol of the Cross did not first appear at the death of Jesus. As early as the book of Genesis, we begin to see the foreshadowing of the Cross.
From the moment Adam and Eve decided to go their own way from God’s commandments, God began lifting up the Cross. We see it when the blood of an innocent lamb was shed to atone for Adam and Eve’s disobedience. We see the symbol of the Cross when God’s people participated in Passover.
But these animal sacrifices of the Old Testament could never take away sin permanently. Only the pure blood of the Lamb of God can truly purge sin. The animal sacrifices reminded God’s people that sin is a costly offense to a holy God.
And these sacrifices pointed forward to the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross. Many people are drawn to the magnanimous love of God, but they hesitate to acknowledge the righteous and holy side of God. Righteousness demands that sin be punished. For God’s justice to prevail, sin and rebellion against God must be dealt with. Since the only covering for sin is the shedding of innocent blood, God shed His own blood—the most innocent blood of all.
Because God shed His own blood, we can find forgiveness of sins, relief from guilt, peace with God and eternal life in heaven. May all glory, honor, and thanksgiving be given to God for the enormity of His sacrifice upon the Cross.
Prayer: Our Loving Heavenly Father God,
Thank You for Your justice and for providing a way for our sins to be forgiven, once and for all. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray,
Have a Blessed Sunday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team
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