Sunday, March 27, 2011
In A Word: Surrender
We completed a similar exercise in surrender the previous day as well. During this exercise we were asked to take a piece of paper and draw pictures/designs symbolizing areas in our life that we are struggling with. We then cut the picture out in the shape of a cross. This was a reminder that Christ bore each of these pains, struggles and hardships on the cross. He took on our burdens and has lightened our load. When we confess and repent, He throws it out and washes us clean. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool" (Isaiah 1:18). Psalm 103:12 goes on to say that "as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us." What a weight lifted once all is surrendered!