The Hymns written of old were spot on when they shared about the cross of Christ! Listen to the words of one writer as he sings, ‘When I survey the wondrous cross, on which the prince of Glory died, my richest gain I count but loss, and pour contempt on all my pride!’ Another writes, ‘ I see a Crimson stream of blood, it flows from Calvary, Its waves which reach the throne of God, are sweeping over me.’ It was ‘At the cross, at the cross, where I first saw the light, and the burdens of my heart rolled away.’ ‘Simply to the cross I cling, clings to my anxious spirit, while resting in His death on the cross, His burial, and His glorious resurrection.’

Without the cross, there was no blood! Without the blood of Jesus shed, there is no redemption. (Hebrews 9:22) You see, ‘For as much as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things as silver and gold from your vain manner of life, received by traditions from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as a lamb without blemish and without spot. (I Peter 1:18-19). It is in Jesus, through his blood that we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace! (Ephesians 1:7).