“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him
we might become the righteousness of God.”
~II Corinthians 5:21
Soul Snacks: What an amazing exchange that took place when Jesus hung on the cross as the sacrifice for sin!
Jesus became sin so that I could become saved.
Jesus was abandoned and I was embraced.
Jesus received God’s wrath and I received God’s righteousness.
Jesus got what he didn’t deserve and I got what I didn’t deserve.
Jesus didn’t get what he deserved and I didn’t get what I did deserve.
Jesus went through hell so that I could go to heaven.
Jesus endured hatred and I was showered with love.
Jesus died so that I could live.
Redemption is such a lopsided transaction, but such is the love of God. I got the far better deal in this exchange, and for that I will never cease to be grateful.
P.S. “At the heart of the story stands the cross of Christ where evil did its worst and met its match.” _John W. Wenham