Saturday, March 15, 2008

Have You Been To Calvary?

There were three crosses on Calvary's hill. On one was a man dying IN sin -- he trusted Jesus as Savior and Lord. And on the middle cross was One dying FOR sin. He could die for others because He was God's Son and had no sin of His own. The center cross made all the difference for those two men hanging beside Jesus - the difference between an eternal hell and an eternal heaven.

The whole world is represented by those two thieves and their responses to the Lord Jesus. I see in the three crucified individuals a picture of the sinner, the saint, and the Savior.

A man was asked to receive Christ but put if off by saying, "oh, don't bother me now. There is always the eleventh hour. Remember the dying thief."

He was shocked when the persistent Christian said pointedly, "Which thief? Remember, there were two!"

The man responded, "That's right. I had forgotten that. I meant the saved one!" That very night he decided to trust Jesus for his salvation.

Look in faith to that One in heaven who once hung on the middle cross.
You too will hear His word of forgiveness and hope.

When Jesus Christ my Savior suffered loss,
He gave Himself because He saw my need:
It was my sin that nailed Him to the cross-
I cannot blame another for the deed.
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I pray that you have met Him at Calvary


Tina Trivett said...

Beautiful post Mimi. I get so uplifted reading your blog. You are appreciated. :)

SweetAnnee said...

What a lovely reminder of our Eternal Life, just by accepting Christ.

love to you, deena

Katy said...

AMEN!!! i loved this! Thank you!

Mary said...

A powerful post, Mimi. I met Jesus at the cross many years ago and though he knows I struggle in my walk with him, he is always there to guide me. Thanks so much for sharing this message.

Thank you also for commenting on my farm photos. Yes, there are many life lessons to be learned on a farm. Some not so easy for the boys, but lessons they need to learn just the same.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Mike Golch said...

Mimi,this is a great posting,as if any of your posts are not Great. I look forward to the day our lord welcomes me home,to be with the family that has gone before mw.Blessing your way.

Anonymous said...

What a Lord! And the best reason in the world not to sin is that if I do I am adding to His suffering on the cross. How can I ever comfortably sin...even a tiny white lie when I know the pain it caused my Saviour?


Sarah x

Anonymous said...

Just had a thought... I hope it doesn't sound like I'm suggesting I don't's just I really don't want to because of the pain I caused/cause my Lord. Sadly I still get it horribly wrong :( I didn't say before but this is a wonderful post.

Hugs again.

jumpinginpuddles said...

Jesus life gained life for us amazing isnt it i dont think id be as brave or as determined as Jesus was when he went to the cross that in itself is good enoguh reason to know Jesus was and is different to anyone we have ever known

Denise said...

Tee shirt contest is finished and a winner is announced and the design is finished!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go and take a look and I will get out and about and get caught up on all my friends blogs……………….. I will try to read and find out what you gals have been up to this week…………..


Dawn said...

What wonderful thoughts for the beginning of Holy Week. Have a wonderful one!

I love the previous post about your grandson - he sounds like a very special little guy!