Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.
No one need die again, nor will God's forgiveness ever be exhausted because Christ's death forever justifies us in God's sight.
The purpose of salvation is not just to get us out of sin but to put something new in us. The moment we accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit takes up residence in our hearts and begins the work of transforming our lives.
The cross is where God looked to His Son and in effect said, "Will you take these people with all their sin, failure and unrighteousness? Will you forgive them, cleanse them and justify them? Will you give them the gifts of eternal life and Your Holy Spirit?" As Jesus breathed His last, He said "It is finished" and it was as though He answered, "I will."
God's forgiveness, justification and transformation of our souls are gifts that must be received, and there is nothing on earth sweeter or more satisfying than faith in Christ that lovingly and humbly reciprocates the "I will."
Lord Jesus, so many people desire the belonging and forgiveness we have found in You. Grant us opportunities this Easter to share with them how our lives have changed because of You. Thank You, Lord. Amen
At this special Easter, lead us to people that need to hear about You and Your forgiveness for their sins. Give us the words to encourage them to accept You and enjoy the righteous lives and eternal life we are having. Be with us and our families this Easter enjoying our eternal life with you.
Thank you my Spark Friends for coming to my blog and leaving your comments. Sending you God's richest blessings for you and your precious families. May God wrap His comforting arms around you at this time while we remember how God gave His only Son to die for our sins so we can enjoy love and everlasting life with Him.
Thank you for your continuing prayers for Nancy. She is improving each day and will be accessed on Tuesday as to what treatment she will need. God bless you for your prayers.