The Foot of the Cross, The Best Place in the World

The Foot of the Cross, The Best Place in the World

The foot of the cross, the best place in the worldDo you have a favorite place? A sweet spot where you’re the happiest? A reading chair or maybe the beach nearby? Or maybe your favorite place is your summer cottage or a rose garden? No matter how sweet and wonderful your favorite spot is, it doesn’t compare to the best place in the world: the foot of the cross. Because it has healing powers. It gives life upon life for anyone who wants to receive them in Jesus’ name.

The Best place in the world

There is no other place in the world where we are always received with wide open arms, no matter what we’ve done and where we’ve been. That’s why we can boldly come to the foot of the cross as we are and, by grace, be changed from inside out. Nothing but the blood of Christ can wash our sins and make us whole. But it does it thoroughly. That’s why we need the cross, that’s why we need Jesus. And that’s why the foot of the cross is the best place in the world.

He personally carried our sins in His body on the cross [willingly offering Himself on it, as on an altar of sacrifice], so that we might die to sin [becoming immune from the penalty and power of sin] and live for righteousness; for by His wounds you [who believe] have been healed. (1 Peter 2:24, AMP)

The foot of the cross

To stand at the feet of the cross is to stand in the front of a glorious exhibition of God’s love. And that love is meant for us. At the foot of the cross, we can find all we have ever been looking for. When we surrender to Jesus and ask him to forgive our sins, we receive grace upon grace. We are healed, we are restored, we are uplifted. All and all we are cherished.

Matthew Henry urges us “Come and see the victories of the cross. Christ’s wounds are thy healings, His agonies thy repose, His conflicts thy conquests, His groans thy songs, His pains thine ease, His shame thy glory, His death thy life, His sufferings thy salvation.”

We need the cross daily

The foot of the cross is indeed an amazing place. Sure, the cross does atone our sins but even that’s not all. We need the cross daily because that’s where we meet Jesus and get to know his heart. That’s where we come weak and leave strengthened, we come burdened and leave in peace. And that’s where we can taste the sweetness of heaven already here on earth. Priceless. Special. Praise-worthy.

So whenever you are in need, run to the cross, run to Jesus. At the foot of the cross, you find refuge, shelter, safety, power, strength, hope, peace, love, grace, joy. Anything really that makes your life better or more complete. So don’t hesitate, come to the foot of the cross. Taste the goodness of God. Drink from the well of heaven. Eat the life-giving bread. Daily.

 

Dear Jesus,
Thank you for atoning our sins at the cross.
Be praised forever and ever!
Thank you for still meeting our needs at the foot of the cross.
Be praised forever and ever!
Thank you for loving us, guiding us, helping us.
Be praised forever and ever!
Show us your heart, draw us to you.
Be praised forever and ever!
In your precious name,
Amen

Q4U: What’s the best place in the world for you? Do you regularly go to the foot of the cross? Why is it a special place for you?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you daily meet Jesus at the foot of the cross – the best place in the world!

Photo by Jussara Romão on Unsplash.

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