3 lonely nails lying in the road about 15 yards apart caught my attention this morning while I walked through the expanding Copper Creek housing development near Level Plains, AL. Any one of these nails could ruin the schedule of a happy motorist, but my mind raced immediately to a bumper sticker I once saw. 1 cross + 3 nails = 4-given!
How could we ever be grateful enough for Jesus’ sacrifice for each of us! He did not die for His sin. He never sinned. Hebrews 4:15 says, “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.”
It was for your sin and mine
that he died willingly…
and He nailed it!
Gratefully, he didn’t stay dead though. As incredible as it seems, the Bible states and historical evidence clearly corroborates that 3 days later Jesus arose from the grave and He lives today. This is the message of Easter…and it’s a personal one. (John 19:16-18; Romans 10:9-13) Not understanding this could ruin more than one’s tire or day! It can impact your eternity!
So the question is…have you accepted His 4-giveness?