An Old Rugged Cross

For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far he removes our transgressions from us.  
Ps 103:11-12

The molten core of the earth and the far edge of the universe are indeed very far removed from one another. But there is a spot on the horizon where heaven and earth meet. Something similar can be said of east and west: The places where the sun rises and sets seem quite distant from each other. Yet I can see both dawn and sunset from my own yard. In the same way, there is a place where the perfection of God and my depravity meet: Calvary.

I thank you, Father, that at the center of all time and space, there stands an old rugged cross where you and your people meet in the arms of Jesus Christ, who taught me to pray: Our Father...