GOD AND THE CROSS
As Christ died on the cross, some ask 'why'? Why did God turn his
eyes from Jesus, his only Son? Why did Jesus have to endure
agonizing death, seemingly all alone? Is it any wonder those
were spoken..."My God, My God, why have you forsaken me"?
As I see it...God is love; He is all perfect. Being such,
God cannot look
on or in the face of sin. Sin is so offensive to God that he simply
lay his eyes on it. Therefore as Jesus hung on the cross and took
sin; became sin itself; he became too grotesque, at that moment,
his Father to recognize or look upon.
The moment Jesus died for and with our sin, he was buried and descended
into hell. This, as I see it, is where Jesus was able, in the power
to rid himself of all sin. In the power of Love and Forgiveness
from the chains of sin and death to pure, free, eternal life.
This being what
the Father had planned from the beginning.
After his purification, Jesus was ascended into Heaven, to be seated
right hand of God, to reign as one forever and ever.
As I am able to view our human aspect of this story...We are Gods'
sons and daughters whom He created in His image. When we
choose to have
sin in our lives is when we travel our journeys seemingly alone.
During the times
we choose to involve ourselves in sin and do not turn from it,
unsightly to God. He is saddened by our choices to do that which
us from him.
Even though the Father cannot look upon us, in our sinful state,
his angels to watch over us; to help guide us in the right direction.
we are shown the error of our chosen way and decide to make a choice
for good, is when God is most pleased. This is when our blessings
We are never without God. He is with us always. In whatever situation
we happen to be, we must come to understand God is there. In times
we may call on him, along with the angels and saints, for help
If, in our human form, we could only know we are working toward
The more we are in need, the closer we come to God through Christ.
The more we come to depend on God for our very existence...the
are called to pray; the more we pray, the more we come into the
realm of love.
The more we love, the more we become love.
The more we become love, the more we are like God.
To become divine, we become love. This is when we become
one with our
Creator God, and leave our earthly home for our heavenly home.
Author ~ (c) D. Taylor, February 2002
With author's permission
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