God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
— 2 Corinthians 5:21
A young boy had a problem of being consistently late for dinner. One day, his parents warned him to be on time or else he would get only bread and water for dinner. This time, though, the boy arrived later than ever and found his parents already sitting at the table.
Quickly, the boy sat at his place and noticed the meal before him: a slice of bread and a glass of water. Silence filled the room as he stared at his plate. The suddenly, he saw his father’s hand reach over, take the boy’s plate, and set it before himself. Then the father took his own plate of food, smiled warmly, and set it before the boy.
When the boy grew older he said, “All my life, I’ve known what God is like by what my father did for me that night.”
When Jesus went to the cross, He exchanged our plate of sin and suffering for His plate of righteousness and rewards. He voluntarily took what we deserved upon Himself and gave us incomparable riches through our faith in Him.
In the history of the world, no greater exchange has ever been made. So thank God today for sending His Son to take away your sins and give you eternal life!
Thank God for sending Jesus to take away your sin so that you can have eternal life!
Questions for Thought
When you think about Jesus taking away your every sin on the cross, how does that make you feel?
Because Jesus has given us the gift of eternal life, what would be an appropriate response in how we live our lives for Him?