Proverbs of a 35 yr old man
You have been forgiven before the foundations of world. There is nothing you have done that Christ has not forgiven you already. You were born forgiven even though a slave to sin. In order to set us free from this bondage and live from the joy of forgiveness, the perfect sacrifice was needed. It is impossible for the blood of bulls and of goats to take away sins. Jesus came into the world, He said: Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a body You prepared for me. On the Cross Jesus was the spotless lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world. So spotless, so perfect that not even a bone was broken. The soldiers came to break the legs of Jesus to see if He was dead. I imagine the Father in that very moment with fire in his eyes saying: No, my son is the perfect sacrifice, do not dare to break even a bone on his body! Instead grab a spear oh soldier to pierce his side, and you will see blood and water flow for all mankind! I pray that in your heart you would see this truly was the Son of God. Live forgiven and free!