Becoming

For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21

Jesus, the Son of God, became sin for you and for me. All my sin and your sin from the past, present and future was absorbed into the body of our Savior. How can this be? How could one so perfect and holy be made into sin? How did our beautiful Savior transform into an unrecognizable figure? Can you see His beaten body, which is such a stark contrast from the newly born baby lying in the manger, dying on the cross? The baby wrapped in swaddling cloth by His mother, is the same one who was wrapped in grave clothes 33 years later. He came to die.

Have you received this gift of righteousness? Have you gotten lost in your own sin, thinking it is too great for our Savior? Do not miss the gift offered this Christmas. Your sin was found in the very makeup of our Savior. To not accept His death is to forfeit life. Who can refuse such a gift? Be certain of this, our enemy would love for you to believe the lie whispered in your ear countless times that your sin is too horrible for Christ to have died for. Remind him of the horrible cross. Each wound on our Saviors body is payment for our sin. Such a costly gift. How do you wrap such a treasure?

Think of it this way. What if you accumulated such a great amount of debt that you could not pay? Just when you think you are ruined, someone steps in and says they will pay every penny you owe. They love you too much to see you ruined. Would you say no? Of course not! Then why would we not run to the cross and accept Him?

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