Meditations of a Grateful Sinner

During the week of Good Friday, a longtime Grace Baptist Church member shared his personal meditations and reflections on the Cross in prose and verse with fellow church members. It has been circulated and has edified many. When we asked for permission to share these words, we were told to sign off as 'a grateful sinner'. Let us read and consider these words of devotion prayerfully.

Dear All,

Last week we mourned for a great man who devoted his life to build a successful country and to give her citizens a good life.This past week my thoughts were on another man - the perfect and sinless man. Jesus Christ is the man whom I value most. He gave His life so that men might live. Christ did not save us so that we can be a better person or have a better life on earth. He saved us so that each can be restored to walk with God as it was with Adam in the beginning; that we could be born of the Spirit and become true children of God in spirit and in truth; that we could live in the eternal city of God that He Himself has prepared for us.

Let us recall the words of Scripture which says, "therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous." (Romans 5:18-19)

As I trace the steps that Jesus took from the triumphant entry to Mount Olives, to Gethsemane and to Golgotha, I am reminded of a verse from a familiar hymn: "My sin, not in part but the whole is nailed to the Cross./And I bear it no more! Praise the Lord, O my soul!"

Christ the Savior
Adam disobeyed and sinned
Men are cursed
Christ obeyed and died
Sinful man might live
SIn the curse
Christ the cure.

May Christ be my sole devotion, may He be the only One in my heart. May I live the way He lived that others may know Him too.