As we come near to Easter Sunday and think about the cross, we should remember that it is the cross that changes lives.
It is belief in Jesus who died on the cross for our sins that we are called children of God.
Because of the cross, once we believe, we are no longer called “sinners.” Instead we are ambassadors, followers, disciples, new creations, citizens of heaven, children of light, sons of God, His sheep, sanctified, faithful brethren, imitators of God, dear children, and more…and while we still sin, even with all of those wonderful titles, never are we called “sinners.”
That is grace. Grace because of the cross.
We have been redeemed and rescued out of darkness.
The men in Cambodia love the cross and realize how they have been rescued. This month, in preparation for Easter Sunday, these men who once had no hope, have found hope in the cross.
“At the cross, at the cross, where I first saw the light, and the burden of my heart rolled away. It was there by faith I received my sight and now I am happy all the day.”*