On a Hill Far Away

If you’ve ever sang hymns in church, especially here in the south, you’ve probably sang “The Old Rugged Cross.” The words are beautiful and tell the story of what the cross represents.

As I think on the day of Jesus’ crucifixion and that cross, the images from the movie “The Passion of the Christ” fill my mind. I know it’s only a movie but in my mind, it brings to life images of how Christ truly suffered…for me.

Today and every day we should be thankful that “while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” I am overwhelmed with gratitude at His act of love on Calvary. I’m overwhelmed at the thought of His continued love & forgiveness today.

In my post Three Days, I thought about what Mary Magdalene and the disciples all did for those three days after Jesus was crucified. They failed to remember what Jesus told them about the third day.

As we wait in anticipation for Easter Sunday, I pray we all stop and focus on what was done for us all those years ago. There’s no greater love!

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

The Old Rugged Cross