To focus on the cross itself
Will leave us filled with darkest gloom.
The power's not within the wood.
The power's in the one who died
And rose again to purge our sins,
Who's at the Father's own right hand
To intercede on our behalf;
The one who's coming back again
To judge the world and set things right.
And yet, without his bloody death,
We would not have this glorious life.
The cross, then, is a sign for us
Of death and life and life to come--
This not because of strength in wood.
No. It's because our sins died there.
But as for me, I will never boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
--Galatians 6:14, HCSB
He erased the certificate of debt, with its obligations, that was against us and opposed to us, and has taken it out of the way by nailing it to the cross.
--Colossians 2:14, HCSB