THE EMPTY CROSS
By Danilo O. Bantilan, Th.D.
THE CROSSRemembering the Cross.
Jesus died on the Cross, for us to experience His amazing grace.Theologically, the law was fulfilled on the top of the old rugged Cross.JESUS, JESUS, JESUS, The blood of Jesus washed away thesinfulness of mankind. This is the great demonstration of the TriuneGod who loved all sinners, regardless of their religion. Jesus is for allhuman beings; He died as a criminal despised and rejected by men,and He remained humbled even to the point of death; death that bringlife and hope for tomorrow. Therefore, in His heart, He wants allsinners to draw nearer to the Cross, and bowing down at His feet to receive healing and touch andsalvation from His gentle hands couple with grace and mercy. The empty Cross speaks’ that your pains, hurts, and daily struggles was bored upon Him on the Cross of the Calvary. The Son of God became a substitution to redeemed the fallen state of men.; all they need to do is to look upon Him;the Savior, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and He assured us that we will be set free from all theworks of darkness and be save from the darkest human point of view of life that you thought that youare hopeless. Our life is like a mirror of God’s glory; His glory will reflects to us, to be seen by menin return they praise the God whom you serve the creator of heaven earth and then you will say, it’sall about Him, it’s all about Him. The moon became the reflector of light from the sun to give lighton the planet earth, for more than a billion of years and yet you never heard the moon complainingagainst the sun. Therefore I urge you to stop worrying and murmuring against God and condemningyourself about your personal interest: the mind is manipulating your spirit, you have been wanderingand then you start entertaining yourself a negative thoughts, who’s your friend will stay with you?Who will care for you? Nobody care? It’s not about us; it’s all about Jesus Christ. He cares for youand me, 1Peter 5:7 “Casting all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you. [John 3:16; 1John 1:9]Jesus is our ever loyal friend forever and ever. Human friends, come and go; your family here, werecome and go, your money, will come and go, and your job were come and go, however I assured youthat JESUS CHRIST is your ever loyal friend in times of chaos and troubled situation, He never leave us nor forsake us, He will remain to us today, tomorrow and forevermore! Choose who’s your closest friend today that will stay with you forever.
Recollection of Holy week,
March 31, 2010 3:30 Korean Time
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