Our days on earth are really very few when you think about it. As I grow older and closer to the end of mine, I’ve begun to realize that. It seems only yesterday that the ground was covered with a white blanket of snow and today it’s encased in green. The seasons slip from one to another like a train roaring through the country side.
Because time is so short, we need to make the best possible use of it. Each moment is a gift directly from God. If we were to get what we deserve, we’d all be facing His wrath and damnation, but because of His great love, we’ve been given freedom instead – eternal life without pain, worry, fear, depression, anxiety.
I’ve been trying to distance myself from the news of the day – not because I don’t want to be involved – but because I’m just plain tired of it. When I get too involved in the things going on this sick world of ours, it brings me down and I’m no use to anyone.
Imagine the burden our Savior had to carry. He was covered with the sin of the world. Every dark deed known to man – every evil thought, word and action – rested heavily on His shoulders. He couldn’t escape what He was destined to do. It was part of the plan – part of His promise to the world. He carried every last sin to the grave and buried it. He then conquered death and made it possible for all of us to see the light – even in a dark world.
When it seems like the world is closing in – when we just can’t seem to forget, forgive or be glad about anything – when our hearts are troubled – turn to the cross. This instrument of execution is where our sins were destroyed forever. The cost was immense and it was paid because of God’s love for us.