There Is Room At The Cross

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“The cross upon which Jesus died is a shelter in which we can hide; and its grace so free is sufficient for me, and deep is its fountain, as wide as the sea.” These words written by Ira F. Stanphill in his song, “Room at the Cross” should give a great sense of comfort to all who would seek the will of God. When Jesus died on the cross of Calvary, He did what all other sacrifices could not do. He made the forgiveness of sins possible. God be thanked that there is no limit to the number of souls that Christ’s blood can save, and no limit to the number of sins He can forgive.

The second stanza of the before mentioned song reads, “Though millions have found Him a friend, and have turned from the sins they have sinned, the Savior still waits to open the gates, and welcome a sinner before it’s too late.” As long as a person is willing to repent of sin and tum to God in obedience (Acts 2:38), he or she will by no means be rejected by our heavenly father. Jesus said, “AII that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out” (John 6:37). Can you not picture our loving Savior waiting with outstretched arms, prepared to receive you and help you cast out the burden of your sins?

The final verse affirms, “The hand of my Savior is strong, and the love of my Savior is long; thru sunshine or rain, thru loss or in gain, the blood flows from Calvary to cleanse every stain.” There is nothing on this earth or in any other realm that can separate us from God’s love (Romans 8:38-39). He wants everyone to be saved. “Who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4). There is only one thing that can prevent Christ’s blood from cleansing your sins: You! I urge you; do not thwart God’s attempts to reward you with eternal life. Tum to Hirn today! “There’s room at the cross for you. Though millions have come, there’s still room for one—yes there’s room at the cross for you.”

Darrell Powell
Walnut Street church of Christ
Greenville, AL

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