The Cross of Salvation is what we believers put our hope in. But the hope was not the Cross, but who was on the Cross. That person set us free from something that was stuck on to us like glue, something we could never get rid of. Sin was our enemy and still is because we still do it, but because of Jesus our sins our gone and thrown away. We have complete forgiveness in Jesus Christ. And we are no longer condemned. "Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." Romans 8:1 The blood of Jesus cleans our sin and makes it as white as snow. Isaiah 1:18 We followers of Christ should never forget what Jesus did that day. Something He wanted to do for us. Without Jesus, we would be doomed. He came down from Heaven to save us because He loves us. That's an amazing gift we should take as granted. We don't deserve it, but because of God's great love and mercy, we are saved. Amen.