The path to the cross was paved by my sins.
Me: Why did Jesus die on the cross for us?
Anne: So we could live forever in Heaven.
Me: But why couldn't we live in Heaven with him if he didn't die on the cross?
Me: It was because of our sin. We all sin, and sin separates us from God. Jesus died on the cross to cancel out our sin so we could live with him in Heaven.
Me: Do you know what sin is?
Jack: I dunno.
Me: It's when we do things that God says not to do. What kinds of sin do you guys do?
Anne: lying, being bossy....
Jack: dis-obaying, hitting, kicking...
We came up with some others too: jealousy, pride, being mean, not being thankful...I begin to feel my face turn red and tingle...I am guilty of the same sin.
"God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God." 2 Corinthians 5:21
Then, Jack put all our sins into the tomb. ...to once again die...with Christ.
And we sealed it with a rock.
"He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification." Romans 4:25
On Easter Jesus not only rose from the grave, conquering death, but he conquered our sin--FOREVER. Our sin is dead. On Easter morning, our sins will no longer be in the tomb---it will be empty!
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