Hebrews 7:27 “Unlike the other high priests, Christ does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for His own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when He offered Himself.” (NIV)
Most of us make sacrifices for our loved ones whether they be our partners, parents, children, or friends. We give up something important to show how special our loved ones mean to us. This is exactly what Jesus did when He sacrificed Himself on the Cross at Calvary. You see, for centuries, God’s people had relied on animal and grain sacrifices to appease God’s anger and receive His mercy. But because the people constantly sinned, they had to constantly keep sacrificing.
When Jesus sacrificed Himself, He gave His people the greatest gift of all, for who could top the sacrifice of God’s Holy Son? And this wonderful blessing was expanded and shared with the entire world for all of history. This means that we also can have our sins forgiven and be reconciled to God no matter who we are or what we have ever done.
Application: Think about the worst thing that you have ever done. Ask God to forgive you in Christ’s Name. Receive God’s grace through Jesus and begin your life with His love again.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank You for Your sacrifice on the Cross. We can never repay the debt that we owe You, but we can praise You forever for doing this. In Your Sacred Name, we gratefully pray. Amen.
Today’s image is one of John’s drawings called ‘Heaven Came Down.’. If you would like to view a larger version, please click here.