Charles Spurgeon wrote about the cross, saying:
“There is one great event, which every day attracts more admiration than do the sun, and moon, and stars. That event is the death of our Lord Jesus Christ. To it the eyes of all the saints who lived before the Christian era were always directed; and backwards, through the thousand years of history, the eyes of all modern saints are looking.”
How true that is. Jesus gave us the ordinance of The Lord’s Supper or Communion, to make sure that His church never lost sight of that blessed event upon Calvary. It’s simple, we look back, we remember, and the remembrance of that event causes us to look forward, because Christ paid our debt and opened up heaven to all who believe.
There is another event that I am looking forward to celebrating, it’s the resurrection. Calvary would have no power, and give no hope without the resurrection. Paul said “if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins” – 1 Cor. 15:17 But Christ was in fact raised, proving both His identity, as well as His power. It’s that power that has changed my life. It’s the power to not only forgive my multitude of sins, but it invades my very being, and gives me the ability to live a yielded life.
I’m looking forward, to looking back, to look forward,… to life!