Today's Scripture | Galatians 6:14

But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world

At the top of Mount Moriah, God used a tree as a tool of redemption for Isaac. At the final instant, as Abraham raised his knife in obedience to the Lord, God provided a sacrifice instead of Isaac – a ram caught in the thicket.

Centuries later, Jesus became the substitute for us all on the tree at Mount Calvary. The only begotten Son of God was nailed to the Cross. This tree is why He knows us, why we are united in the family of God, that we can create a habitation of praise for our Father, that we can go boldly before the throne of grace to receive mercy. Jesus Christ paid the price on that cursed tree.

His blood reached us in our faraway, desperate state and pulled us near. Without the Cross, no grace or mercy is extended, no salvation is available. Without the Cross, we cannot be called sons and daughters of the Most High. Without the Cross, we have no reason to rejoice.

Because of that cruel tree, we are grafted into every promise and covenant, sins washed away, lives made whole. We have a glorious future with the One Who loved us to the death. That cruel Cross became our tree of triumph!

A Prayer for You Today....

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. Declare your triumph through the tree of Calvary. Rejoice that you are more than a conqueror through Him Who loves you!