The world knows that Jesus was crucified. It was at Calvary. Do we know the reasons for it? If we truly know the facts and the truth, there will be a change in our values, behavior and the whole outlook on our lives. The world will be a better place.
Believing in Jesus, not only saves us, but also gives us the power to lead a holy life of integrity and honesty. Most people know what is good and bad, but are powerless to live "good". Jesus died on the cross to crush the power of the enemy, the devil, who prompts us to be evil [Gen.3:15]. Jesus on the cross, fulfilled the Messianic prophesies, Satan was defeated, the way to obtain forgiveness of sins and the assurance of eternal life in heaven were promised. The Gospels gives us the true story.
Today when I think of the benefits of Calvary, I praise God for His mercy and grace in saving me. I pray that the Lord should open the eyes of those who do not know the truth and those who know it and reject it for various reasons. I also pray for strength, wisdom and grace for the evangelists who are working under difficult circumstances to publish the good news of forgiveness of sins and salvation.