Hope for Each Day
By Billy Graham
Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory! – Isaiah 6:3
The Bible teaches that God is absolutely holy and pure. From Genesis to Revelation, God reveals that He is so holy He cannot even look on sin. Christ cried from the cross, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?" (Mark 15:34). What a horrible moment, as the blackness of human sin-now laid upon Christ-caused the Father to turn away in disgust. In that moment Jesus endured the ultimate punishment for our sins-the punishment of being banished from the presence of His Father on our behalf.
If you were asked to list the things you are thankful for, what would you include? Perhaps your family, health, friends, church-and those wouldn't be wrong. We should be grateful for every gift God gives us. But the greatest gift of all is God's gift of His Son, who endured the penalty we deserved for our sin, so we could be reconciled to a holy God. Never take that gift for granted! "Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!" (2 Corinthians 9:15).
© 2002, 2012 by Billy Graham
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