April 6, 2012

grace given {a Good Friday reflection}

In the quiet recess of the early morning, I digest a verse that pulls at the deepest depth of my heart:

"He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." 2 Corinthians 5:21

Inwardly I reflect, wince, and rejoice:

God made Jesus who knew no sin to be sin on Karen's behalf, so that Karen might become the righteousness of God in Jesus.

Wow! What amazing grace! The very thought of its magnitude hushes my heart and compels me to earnestly seek the one who would sacrifice so much to redeem me.

"Who can estimate the value of God's gift, when He gave to the world His only begotten Son! It is something unspeakable and incomprehensible. It passes man's understanding. Two things there are which man has no arithmetic to reckon, and no line to measure. One of these things is the extent of that man's loss who loses his own soul. The other is the extent of God's gift when he gave Christ to sinners...Sin must indeed be exceeding sinful, when the Father must needs give His only Son to be the sinner's Friend!" ~ J. C. Ryle


"Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God." Romans 5:1-2
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