What if all of our cheating, lying, stealing, slander and prideful acts were exposed all at once; and our punishment is to be the most severe we could ever imagine? Then someone stepped up to take our place; ridiculed, beaten, tortured and killed for what we did? Someone we knew; HE was closer than a friend, more precious than our mother, and greater than any love we know. And while HE is being crucified for us, and no matter how grateful we think we are, we commit even more "horrendous" crimes for which HE again took our punishment. We are so insensitive, cold and calloused we don't even realize what HE is doing for us. Then as we are standing beside HIM, our lack of love is exposed against HIS UNCONDITIONAL LOVE; our Pride against HIS HUMILITY; our sinfulness against HIS HOLINESS. And for all of this we fall in REPENTANCE asking FORGIVENESS and accepting HIS GIFT OF SALVATION. Only then are we, "...crucified with CHRIST...(Galatians 2:20). CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST.
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