Today’s Reflection:

“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)

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 be saved.

Jesus was abandoned so that I could be embraced.

Jesus received God’s wrath so that I could receive God’s righteousness.

Jesus got what he didn’t deserve so that I could get what I didn’t deserve.

Jesus didn’t get what he deserved so that I wouldn’t get what I deserved.

Jesus went through hell so that I could go to heaven.

Jesus endured hatred so that I could be 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.

Something to Think About

“At the heart of the story stands the cross of Christ where evil did its worst and met its match.” ~John W. Wenham

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