April 15, 2019
The pain of the cross was nothing compared to the pain of your broken relationship with God the Father. The penalty of sin is that we deserve to die and be separated from Him, so that is the punishment you took when you died on the cross. For the first time in all eternity God was “forsaking” you because all of our sin was placed on you.
You really did take our sin, our death, our punishment. You did the work to earn our salvation. This was no easy death. Thank you for bearing my punishment for me.