Rusty Nails

Photo from A Holy Experience

Photo from A Holy Experience

Colossians 2:14, is a verse I memorize. It draws me to rusty nails driven into wooden beams, the cross where punishment meant for me was paid for by the Christ, the One who rose on the third day. The verse that translates:

“He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross,” (NLT).

It wrecks me. I can see it. My unrighteousness, my transgressions, pinned against cold shanks, pressed against stained grace.

The Message translates the verse like this:

“When you were stuck in your old sin-dead life, you were incapable of responding to God. God brought you alive—right along with Christ! Think of it! All sins forgiven, the slate wiped clean, that old arrest warrant canceled and nailed to Christ’s cross. He stripped all the spiritual tyrants in the universe of their sham authority at the Cross and marched them naked through the streets.”

I am bent, my shoulders arch in hollowed repentance, my sobs lost in Him. This Good News spills over and I think: Blessed are those who find themselves empty, like the tomb ~ an empty tomb, an empty space longing for the King who has risen but who is to come again. A simple space open and available for the pouring out of scandalous grace meant for you and meant for me.

Happy Easter!

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03.29.13

Amen. Thank you Jesus for your grace poured out on me!

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03.29.13

Praise God for His grace and mercy for me. Such a beautiful Easter post!!
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