Make it Personal
Christ took away your sins. He endured not just the nails of the Romans, the mockery of the crowd, and the spear of the soldier, but the anger of God!
God didn’t overlook your sins, lest he endorse them. He didn’t punish you lest he destroy you. He instead found a way to punish the sin and preserve the sinner. Jesus took your punishment, and God gave you the credit for Jesus’ perfection. As long as the cross is God’s gift to the world, it will touch you but not change you.
Precious as it is to proclaim, “Christ died for the world,” even sweeter it is to whisper, “Christ died for me!”
For my sins he died. He took my place on the cross. He felt my shame and
spoke my name. Thank God for the day Jesus took your place, for the day Grace happened to you!