What a Savior!

By   •   April 5

white cross with crown of thorns

What was the power and influence that changed the cross from an instrument of bloody torture into the most glorious and beloved of all symbols? The Romans crucified thousands of people before and after Calvary. If Jesus had not risen from the dead, no right-minded person would have glorified anything so hideous and repulsive as a cross stained with the blood of Jesus. By the miracle of His rising from the grave, Jesus placed the seal of assurance upon the forgiveness of our sins.

A dead Christ could not have been our Savior. An unopened grave would never have opened heaven. By bursting the chains of the tomb, Jesus proved Himself to all ages the conqueror of sin. The sacrifice on Calvary had fulfilled its purpose; the ransom price paid for your sins and mine had been accepted by God. Hallelujah, what a Savior!

Listen to Billy Graham’s 1-minute message on the cross.

Prayer for the day

Each time I see the empty cross, let me be reminded of Your suffering and Your victory, Lord Jesus.

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  1. Sunny Subba says:

    I love you, Jesus.

  2. Kimberly Freeman says:

    Thank you for sharing this message. It’s so very important.

  3. Gerry says:

    God had a perfect plan to redeem mankind. The cost to fulfill that plan was as high as it gets. His love for us was (and is) so great that he willingly agreed to sacrifice the life of his Holy Son, Jesus Christ, to atone for the sins of all who would accept that great truth. Thank you, Lord.

  4. Joe says:

    Amen! Thank you Jesus for saving us and wanting to be with us.

  5. Joe Loftis says:

    Amen. This is one of the best devotionals I’ve ever read. Thanks BGEA. It’s the central message of the Christian faith.

  6. Fred Ermanovics says:

    Christianity is the most inclusive religion in that anyone can receive Christ and be saved. it is also the most exclusive, because there is only one way for salvation. No one can come to the Father, but by Jesus. Thank you Lord for what you did for me at Calvary!

  7. Joyce Thomas says:

    He is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords!

  8. Nancy Bowers says:

    Thinking about the meaning, this time of year, is very sad but once the 3 days in the grave ends is A glorious day. Hallelujah!!

  9. Else Lange says:

    Amen! Jesus is alive! He is my Saviour!

  10. Sandrine Carr-Blake says:

    Jesus conquer death that we can live now and the life to come. Christ is amazing. Mr B Graham your ministry is a blessing.