Monthly Message – April 2019

CrossIt’s About the Cross

“It’s not just about the manger where the baby lay. It’s not all about the angels who sang for him that day. It’s not just about the shepherds or the bright and shining star. It’s not all about the wisemen who traveled from afar.

It’s about the cross, it’s about my sin. It’s about how Jesus came to be born once So that we could be born again. It’s about the stone that was rolled away So that you and I could have real life someday. It’s about the cross.

It’s not all about the good things in this life I’ve done. It’s not all about the treasures or the trophies that I’ve won. It’s not about the righteousness that I’ve find within. Its about His precious blood that saves me from my sin. The beginning of the story is wonderful and great. But it’s the ending that can save you and that’s why we celebrate.

 It’s about the cross, it’s about my sin. It’s about how Jesus came to be born once So that we could be born again. It’s about God’s love, nailed to a tree. It’s about every drop of blood that flowed from Him  when it should have been me. It’s about the stone that was rolled away So that you and I could have real life someday. It’s about the cross.”

We sang this song at Christmas, but it is even more appropriate during Lent and Easter. It really is all about the cross. Without the cross and the resurrection, we would have no hope, no future, no joy. We would be “dead men walking.” Thanks be to God for sending His Son, Jesus, to die on that cross for you and for me and for each person who chooses to accept His gifts of forgiveness, love and eternal life.

Share the message this Easter with someone who needs to know that there is hope, there is joy, there is forgiveness and new life in Christ.

Kris Balvin

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