day 17 – transformational love
Almost everyone has an opinion about the image of the cross.
Some are horrified that people may want to hang such an instrument of torture around their necks or display it in their homes. Others don’t see death, they see life, the complete opposite.
Jesus willingly chose to submit Himself to such a cruel and painful death. He did that so we could spend eternity with Him in the Father’s kingdom. His freely given sacrifice transforms the cross into one displaying the incredible beauty of great love.
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13
It is at the cross that we who believe Jesus died for us receive eternal life. There is no greater love!
This love not only transforms what the image of the cross represents, but it also transforms our lives. No longer are we condemned, instead we will live forever in harmony with our God and Saviour.
Thank You Lord, for Your willing sacrifice that transforms death to life. May we truly know this transformational love.
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