Wednesday, April 9, 2014

To Bring Us to God

The suffering of Christ -
to bring us to God.

This suffering was the ultimate sacrifice of God's Son to purchase our forgiveness ... so we could be set free from sin's control. But for what purpose do we need to be set free? So we can live in freedom, of course. 

But ultimately, is there a higher purpose, above what we could imagine; a purpose that was worth the giving of His only Son. For our forgiveness, yes - atonement for our sin. But what does our forgiveness accomplish; for what purpose has it been provided for?

So we can enter His Presence.
We can be close to Him,
the source of Love,
Joy, and Peace.
All that we long for, 
and all that He longs to give.


"You make known to me the path of life;
in Your presence there is fullness of joy;
at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore."
(Psalm 16:11)

"This means He sent Christ to bring us to the 
deepest, longest joy a human can have."
(John Piper)

Sharing my thoughts as I am reading through Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die (by John Piper) during these weeks leading up to Easter Sunday ... thanking Him for His great gift of salvation, which brings us to Him.

Linking up with:
Sunday Stillness
Whitespace Thursday


  1. God's love for us is greater than we can comprehend! Blessings the is Palm Sunday weekend.
    I'm visiting from Sunday Stillness.

  2. Hi Cherry, thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Beautiful post to ponder here. God bless

    1. Thanks for your visit, Cathy - hope you had a blessed Easter!

  3. Beautiful post. Visiting from Bonnie's. My word for the year is JOY so I really enjoy the scripture and quote from John Piper. Thank you for sharing. Blessings to you.

    1. Thanks for your visit, Beth - hope you had a meaningful and memorable Easter!

  4. To think Christ came not just to save us from our sins but that He longs to give us the deepest, longest joy anyone can have. That's beautiful, Cherry. I hope you experience that deep joy on Easter!

    1. Thanks for your visit, Trudy, and for your words left here. It is so amazing, isn't it? The forgiveness, and the joy!!

  5. His presence is the ultimate gift. When we accept Him as Lord, we have this forever. It's a precious thing, that though free for us, came at a great cost to Him.

    1. Yes, so very thankful for this ultimate gift!! And thanks for your visit ...

  6. Your words remind me of a verse I hold close..."It is for freedom Christ set us free......" Gal. 5:1 what joy that brings! Have a blessed Easter!

    1. Thanks for your visit, Renee - and what a great verse you shared here! So thankful!!