Trust the Cross

“Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Hebrews 10:22”

My dog Salty knows he isn’t supposed to get into the trash.  But let the house be human free, and the dark side of Salty takes over.  If there’s food in a trash can, the temptation is too great!

That’s what happened the other day.  I got made, but I got over it.  I cleaned up the mess and forgot about it. 

Salty didn’t!  He kept his distance.  When I finally saw him, his tail was between his legs, his ears dropping.  He thinks I’m mad at him.  He doesn’t know I’ve already dealt with his mistake.

Somewhere, sometime, you got tangled in garbage…and you’ve been avoiding God.  You wonder if you could ever feel close to God again.  The message of his torn flesh on the cross is—you can

The door is open.  Don’t trust your conscience.  Trust the cross.  You’re welcome in God’s presence!

~ Max Lucado

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