Father God, how we praise and thank You for the cross of Christ and all that it has meant to the fallen race of man. Thank You that by His death on the cruel cross, the redemption price for mankind has been paid in full, so that whosoever will... may come and receive Christ as Saviour and will be forgiven of their sins and eternally reconciled with the Father.
Thank You that You have restricted Salvation to this one way - Salvation by grace through faith in the finished work of Christ on the cross.. so that whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe in the only begotten Son of God, stands condemned already - because they have not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.
Thank You Lord for that old rugged cross, which conjures us such a shocking picture of suffering and shame and yet Lord it has become the glorious symbol of life and hope and peace with God. Thank You for the blood of Christ that was spilt so willingly for me, so that a sinner such as I, could be washed in its cleansing flood and made whole by the healing stream that flowed from Your heart of love into my wretched life. Amazing love, how can it be that Christ my God should die for me.. Amen