Good Morning March 16

We are in the Lenten season, a time of reflection on the saving work of our Lord Jesus Christ. Not that this should ever be limited to one season of the year, but we do think more specifically about the path that led Jesus to Calvary. That path must focus on our need. For if mankind had not been in need of salvation, the cross would not have been necessary. We begin each of our worship services with a time of confession, acknowledging our sinful nature. It is sin, our sin, that separates us from God. It is our sin that made the atoning sacrifice necessary. But it is in this act of Jesus, observed again throughout Lent, that we see the greatest act of love that can possibly be imagined. Jesus loves you so much that He died in your place (and mine), taking our punishment, and letting us stand in righteousness before God. Lent is not just about giving up something as a act of devotion, but remembering the life that was given up for us.