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“The Cross Made the Difference for Me”

This thought is something each individual believer must conclude. A Salvation experience is personal. I can’t save you, you can’t save me. Salvation comes down to a personal decision. Please read the following verses to see what the Holy Spirit has Paul write.

Colossians 2:6-15

6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. 8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. 9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10 and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority. 11 In him you were also circumcised, in the putting off of the sinful nature, not with a circumcision done by the hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ, 12 having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead. 13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 14 having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross. 15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

Now when reading the scripture above, a song comes to mind. Here it is.

The Old Rugged Cross Made The Difference

Songwriters: Gloria Gaither / William J. Gaither Gaither Vocal Band

‘Twas a life filled with aimless desperation

Without hope walked the shell of a man;

Then a hand with a nailprint stretched downward,

Just one touch then a new life began.

And the old rugged cross made the difference

In a life bound for heartache and defeat;

I will praise Him forever and ever

For the cross made the difference for me.

Barren walls echoed harshness and anger

Little feet run in terror to hide;

Now those walls ring with love, warmth, and laughter,

Since the giver of life moved inside.

And the old rugged cross made the difference

In a life bound for heartache and defeat;

I will praise Him forever and ever

For the cross made the difference for me.

There’s a room filled with sad, ashen faces

Without hope death has wrapped them in gloom;

But at the side of a saint, there’s rejoicing,

For life can’t be sealed in a tomb.

And the old rugged cross made the difference

In a life bound for heartache and defeat;

I will praise Him forever and ever

For the cross made the difference for me.

Indeed, the cross made a difference for me. I pray that you might say the same.

Have a tremendous day in the Lord.

Let everything that has breath (this includes you) Praise and thank the Lord.

Be Blessed, Be a Blessing;

Amen

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