The Power of the Cross

My Inspiration:

My Thoughts:

What does “Good Friday” represent to you? I’ll have to admit that after a busy week, I was thankful that the kids are off of school today and that I got to sleep in this morning. Also, thankful that I don’t have to be running around taking kids to school, rehearsals, and practices. We just get a day of down time and I need it! That is what I woke up this morning being thankful for. Although there is nothing wrong with that, the meaning of today’s holiday is so much bigger than that.

Good Friday. The day we as Christians remember the day that Christ paid the ultimate sacrifice by dying on the cruel cross to bring atonement for our sins. So, that I (we) have the opportunity to receive the precious gift of salvation. And will one day live in a new and perfect body while worshipping at the feet of my Savior in heaven!

Everyone on this earth knows what it means to suffer. We have all experienced it. Those of us with fibromyalgia and/or chronic fatigue syndrome experience it chronically and for me, it brings a greater awareness and longing for heaven! Does it for you? Today, reflect on what our Savior did for us on the cross to provide the way for us to secure an eternity living with Him.

This is one of my favorite worship songs to sing in church. It causes true reflection on the meaning and importance of the cross. Worship with me today as you listen and watch these scenes from the movie, The Passion of the Christ. Does it stir your soul? It should. Let’s be grateful today that in spite of turmoil, sin, and suffering on this earth, we have a Savior who “took the blame, bore the wrath,” and “we stand forgiven at the cross!””

The Power of the Cross  By Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

Oh, to see the dawn of the darkest day:
Christ on the road to Calvary.
Tried by sinful men, Torn and beaten,
Then nailed to a cross of wood.

This, the pow’r of the cross:
Christ became sin for us;
Took the blame, bore the wrath—
We stand forgiven at the cross.

Oh, to see the pain written on Your face,
Bearing the awesome weight of sin.
Ev’ry bitter thought, Ev’ry evil deed
Crowning Your bloodstained brow.

This, the pow’r of the cross:
Christ became sin for us;
Took the blame, bore the wrath—
We stand forgiven at the cross.

Now the daylight flees; Now the ground beneath
Quakes as its Maker bows His head.
Curtain torn in two, Dead are raised to life;
“Finished!” the vict’ry cry.

This, the pow’r of the cross:
Christ became sin for us;
Took the blame, bore the wrath—
We stand forgiven at the cross.

Oh, to see my name written in the wounds,
For through Your suffering I am free.
Death is crushed to death; life is mine to live,
Won through Your selfless love.

This, the pow’r of the cross:
Son of God—slain for us.
What a love! What a cost!
We stand forgiven at the cross.

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