This was written so beautifully that I wanted to share it with you. I’ve been reading this devotional every day since 1989, and I never grow tired of it.
Hope you enjoy. Blessings, Angela
What was the power and influence that changed the cross from an instrument of bloody torture into the most glorious and beloved of all symbols? The Romans had crucified thousands of people before and after Calvary. If Jesus had not risen from the dead, no right-minded person would have glorified anything so hideous and repulsive as a cross stained with the blood of Jesus. By the miracle of His rising from the grave, Jesus placed the seal of assurance upon the forgiveness of our sins. A dead Christ could not have been our Savior. An unopened grave would never have opened heaven. By bursting the chains of the tomb, Jesus proved Himself to all ages the conqueror of sin. The sacrifice on Calvary had fulfilled its purpose; the ransom price paid for your sins and mine had been accepted by God. Hallelujah, what a Savior!
Each time I see the empty cross, let me be reminded of Your suffering and Your victory, Lord Jesus.
(a reprint from Billy Graham’s Day By Day Devotional)