“Mercy and truth are met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.” – Psalm 85:10
The cross of Jesus evokes a paradox of thought and emotions. On the one hand, it’s a symbol of terrible darkness and death. The cross compels us to stop and ponder our complete sinfulness and God’s righteous fury over sin. As we look at the Son of God bleeding naked and alone on the cross, we can’t ignore the weight of our sin. Yet, on the other hand, the cross is a beacon of hope. It says to the world, “Come and receive God’s mercy.” The cross promises grace, love, and forgiveness through the shed blood of the One who died upon it. So come and join us this Good Friday. Marvel at the depth of your sin and the magnitude of God’s mercy!
This the power of the cross:
Son of God slain for us.
What a love, what a cost!
We stand forgiven at the cross.
– Keith Getty & Stuart Townend