This was the veryreason Jesus came to this world: to seek and to save or deliver those who were far from God.
We’ve all blown it. We’ve all been far from God. In this case of Jesus rescuing us involved sacrificing his own life.
That’s what the cross was allabout.
You see, the problem is, we can’t fix our sinproblem which is the thing that separates us from God. We can’t clean ourselves up enough to get right with God. God is perfect and we are not. We are all lost in a sinful spiritual condition!
So God sent his one and only son into this world for the expressedpurpose of dying on a cross in our place and for our sin. Jesus alone lived a sinless life, so he could take the penalty for our sin upon himself. The Apostle Paul put it this way: God made him who committed no sin to become sin for us so we could become righteous in God’s eyes.
God executed his own son for what you and I have done wrong. And he died. But three days later, he roseagain from the dead. That’s why we celebrate Easter. The resurrection means that God accepted the payment Jesus made on our behalf.
Our debt has been paid in full.