Thursday, January 21, 2010

He Became Our Sin

This is something that has been on my mind and my heart for a while now.
I want you to think of the worst thing that you've ever done. Yes, that thing you hope no one knows about or ever finds out about. That thing you don't even want to think about. You've buried it so deep you had almost forgotten about it. We all have something. Maybe it was something that only happened once. Perhaps it's a habit that you got caught up in. Maybe it is just thoughts you have or the way you feel about someone that is just wrong. Oh sure, yours may not be as bad as mine, but we all have something wouldn't you agree?
Now, think about this. "He (God) made Him (Jesus) Who knew no sin, to be made sin for us." Jesus took on your sin. He even took on my sin. But not only did He take it on Himself, but He was made to be sin on our behalf. He became that thing. That awful, hidden tried-to-forget-it thing that we all have in our past. Not only took it on Himself, but became it. It cost Him. It cost Him pain, humiliation, shame, all the things that it cost you, it cost Him. He who knew no sin. He didn't have any sin in His closet, but He was willing to open that closet up, take out all that stuff we had hidden away, dust it off and put it on Himself. And be judged as sin, for us. God judged sin in Him that day at Calvary.
Does that speak to your heart like it does to mine? It speaks love to me. A love that can never be matched. Your parents can't love you that way. Nor your spouse. Not a friend. Not your child. No One.
Do we deserve that? No. Can we earn that? No. It's a gift. It's grace.

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
that saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now I'm found.
Was blind but now I see.
Thank you Jesus!


  1. He took our sin and gave us His Righteousness! Such a beautiful, lovely gift.

  2. Thank you for sharing that heart burden. The world needs to hear it and so do His children.


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