From the pen of Dr. Sam Jones
Today’s Spiritual Moment will explain a third truth related to why Paul preached the cross. The cross makes possible reconciliation. Sin separates (Isa. 59:1-2; Rom. 6:23). From a parent’s perspective, one of the most disturbing feelings is to be separated from your children or to have one lost. Image what parents must experience as a child is lost in the woods and they can’t find the child. The various feelings can be unbearable! Now image what God must feel when His children are separated from Him.
Paul writes in Romans 5:10 “For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.” What a powerful passage! When we were lost – the Father did an amazing act to have us restored to fellowship with Him. He paid the ultimate price to enable us to be reconciled to Him – the cross. He watched from the window of heaven as man took His only Son and shamefully and painfully crucified Him. This was done that we didn’t have to be alone and lost, but experience the joy of being found and with our family.
Prior to the cross, Paul declares we were “without God in the world” (Eph. 2:12). We were lost! We were alone! As a result of the cross, we have been found, reconciled, restored. Smile, you are not alone, if you are a Christian!