Pictured: The evidence of overnight rust on sheet metal after rain...

Pictured: The evidence of overnight rust on sheet metal after rain...

The message of the Cross is foolish for those who are headed for destruction. But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18

For many the simple message of Jesus coming to earth to reconcile a lost and doomed humanity with the love, forgiveness and grace of God the creator is too childish to believe. He came and submitted himself not only to His father’s will but to the corrupt authorities and religious leaders of the day. He came to set us free from the curse of sin. To make a way for eternity that all of His creation could live in His presence and be part of a universe without sin. That’s what Jesus has done for you and for me.

I was captivated by this image of rust that had formed overnight on some sheet metal. I realised it was just like sin.. rust never sleeps. The moment the elements of oxygen and water make contact with pure metal, its cancerous process of destruction begins. The only way you can stop it is by cleaning the surface and painting the metal with some form of protection. Jesus death on the Cross made way for us to be clean, His shed blood covered our sins and the reality of His resurrection protects us with His promises of eternal life.

Yeah I know.. It’s an obscure illustration of the Gospel on this Easter weekend when we are bombarded with images of the Cross and Easter bunnies and chocolate eggs… But I thought it was a great reminder of what sin does when we ignore the assurance of God’s love for us through Jesus.

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23

Thanks again for your friendship and support as we seek to get this great message to people across Australia.