Recently, I’ve been thinking about salvation. That is, God’s way of making us right with him, rebuilding our relationship through the sacrificial death of Jesus on the cross for us. As I’ve been settling into my new church, St Paul’s Newport, I’ve been amazed by one of the most amazing pictures of salvation that I have ever seen.
In the picture attached with this post, you can see the Altar of the church. This is the table by which we, as a church, come to remember by bread and wine the sacrifice of Jesus for our sins. Hebrews 9:22 says that without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sins. This is why Jesus died – so that our sins may be forgiven.
Behind the altar are the Ten Commandments (They’re the dark arches in between the stained glass!). This, to me represents God’s law and His moral standard/requirement which is perfection.
As I sit in the congregation on Sundays and during the week, I can’t help but be thankful to God for this gift that he has given me, and freely offers to anyone who wants it. The picture of that bridge between the congregation and the Ten Commandments made by the sacrifice of Christ is an amazing one.
My challenge for you today if you aren’t yet a Christian is to really think over these thoughts. I didn’t want this post to be a preach, just a mere reflection on my thoughts as a normal young adult going through life. If you are a Christian and you’re reading this, it may be time to renew your awe for the cross of Jesus and thank Him for saving you.
It brings such peace and assurance to know that I serve a God who loves me for who I am, and for when I mess up. At those times where I fail Him, he has provided a way to be right with Him again; an eternal ‘making up’ action that is definite. With this in mind, I can be confident in the fact that I can come before God and know that He has accepted me as His child (John 1:12).
Dean is a Minister in the Anglican Church. Currently he is Curate in the parishes of Bedwas, Machen, Michaelston-y-Fedw and Rudry in South Wales. He was born and bred in Wales, is married to Megan, and has two dogs called Taliesin and Melyn, and two cats named Sinsir and Hâf. He graduated from Cardiff University with a BA Hons. in Theology & Religious Studies, and has studied for an MA in Theology, Ministry & Mission at Trinity College Bristol. He also holds a Cert.RSCM from the Royal School of Church Music. He loves playing music, walking, reading, blogging and horse riding as well as going to the cinema and theatre.
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