Read | Revelation 21:10-27
All of us have sinned, and our transgressions demand atonement. Because of this, God the Father sent His Son to die in our place and pay our sin debt in full. We are forgiven on the basis of the price He paid, and if we accept His sacrifice on our behalf, our names will be written in the Lamb's Book of Life.
Christ's death on the cross paved the way for us to go to heaven. Because He died, not only can we live for eternity, but we also get to enjoy a personal relationship with the Lord while we are here on earth. It's all wrapped up in the cross. It's all about Jesus.
Have you ever acknowledged your sin against God? Are you willing to ask Him to forgive you-not on the basis of who you are or what you've done, but based on the simple truth that Jesus Christ, the sinless Son of God, went to the cross in your place?
If you are willing to confess your sin, turn from it, and yield your life to the Lord, the Holy Spirit will come into your heart and seal you forever as a child of God. You can live the rest of your life knowing that no matter what happens, as you travel the peaks and valleys of life, you are forever safe in the arms of Almighty God-and eternal life in His presence awaits you.
When you think about what Jesus endured in order to atone for your sins, the only appropriate response is humble gratitude. Pray that the Spirit of God will penetrate any arrogance or resistance so you can truly acknowledge, privately and then publicly, that the cross is our only hope.