GRACE

It wasn't the Romans who nailed Jesus to the cross. It wasn't spikes that held him there. What held him to that cross was his conviction that it was necessary that he become sin - that he who is pure became sin and that the wrath of God be poured down not upon the creation, but upon the Creator. When the one who knew no sin became sin for us, when the sinless was covered with the sins of the world, God didn't call his army of angels to save him. He didn't because he knew he would rather give up his only Son than give up on us. All He asks is that you believe. It's that easy, you say ? There is nothing easy about it at all. The cross was heavy, the blood was real, and the price was more extravagant than we could ever pay, so he paid it for us. Call it simple. Call it a gift. But don't call it easy. Don't take it lightly. Call it what it is. Call it Grace.