What does that mean for us today? Jesus gave us:
FREEDOM FROM CONDEMNATION (Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. ROMANS 8:1)
HEALING (...by His wounds we were healed. 1 PETER 2:24)
A NEW LIFE (Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 CORINTHIANS 5:17)
DIRECT ACCESS TO GOD (For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. EPHESIANS 2:18)
A PLACE IN GOD'S FAMILY (Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. GALATIANS 4:7)
Jesus is Immanuel, which means “God with us.” Can you believe it? Not only is our debt fully paid, but His desire has always been to be near us and have a relationship with us. And from the very start, Jesus was that plan. He is the lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Jesus, thank You for saving me. There is no way I could earn Your love, but You give it freely as a gift. You gave Yourself to make a way for me to be a part of Your family, and I am so grateful. Today, I remember again what You have done and receive Your love and everything you purchased on the cross for me. Guilt and shame are gone, and I am victorious because You are victorious. Amen.