We are adopted into God’s family through the resurrection of Christ from the dead in which he paid all our obligations to sin, the law, and the devil, in whose family we once lived. Our old status lies in his tomb. A new status is ours through his resurrection.
Sinclair Ferguson (1948- )
Upon a Life I have not lived,
Upon a Death I did not die,
Another’s Life; Another’s Death,
I stake my whole eternity.
Not on the tears which I have shed,
Not on the sorrows I have known,
Another’s tears; Another’s griefs,
On these I rest, on these alone.
Horatius Bonar (1808-1889)
May we sit at the foot of the cross; and there learn what sin has done, what justice has done, what love has done.
John Newton (1725 – 1807)
The more obscene symbol in human history is the Cross; yet in its ugliness it remains the most eloquent testimony to human dignity.
R.C. Sproul (1939 – 2017)