Just imagine. Where would you be now if Jesus had never died on the cross for our sins?
There would be no common Grace. There would be no kindness. There would be no satisfaction for Gods Wrath. We would be running from an angry omnipotent and omni-present God. The running would never end and you could never escape such anger and devastation. I wouldn’t have a relationship with God.There would be no such thing as prayer, no communion, no worship, no joy, no waking up to a warm sun. No idea of what it means to be loved unconditionally. No cross cultural relationships and friendships. There’d be no Word from God without it being a Word of Judgement. There would be an enormous escalation of sin, violence, crime, no repentace for the wicked. No justice without punishment. There’d be no hope of heaven. No life to come. No share in the Glory of Christ. No Holy Spirit. No comfort, No hunger for heaven, but a fearful expectation of hell and the wrath of God.
What a God we have. Who did not consider equality with God something to be grasped. But made himself nothing! Jesus. Thank you for coming. Thank you for suffering a measure that cannot be known. Thank you for going to the cross physically, emotionally and spiritually for me. Open my eyes to the grace you purchased for me.