He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.
By David Wilkerson
We live in a day when our high priest, Jesus, has already presented the sacrifice of his own blood to the father, to make atonement for our sins. Christ has wiped out all our transgressions, never to be remembered against us. So, for us, the work of atonement is finished.
Yet, like the Israelites, we also are to come into the Lord's courts as Psalm 100 says - with thanksgiving and praise.
When you have no place to turn, turn to thanksgiving. Thank the Lord for his forgiveness - for releasing you from all past sins. Thank him for delivering you from the teeth of the lion...for giving you a new home in glory...for all his past blessings, for all his promises, for all that he is going to do. In everything, give thanks!
We serve a God who will spew us out of our deepest crisis and onto a safe shore. So, make an altar to him in your heart right now, in the midst of your crisis. And bring to him your sacrifice of thanksgiving!