His serving as our Savior was not a one-time thing. When we come to Him in repentance and obedience, His blood continues to cleanse us of our sins. His righteousness continues to cover for our unrighteousness (Rom. 3:25). He continually serves as our advocate, pleading our case before the Father in Heaven (1 Jn. 2:1-2).
In going to the cross, Christ also brought the Old Testament law to a close (Rom. 10:4). In so doing, He brought us a better spiritual law under which to live (Heb. 8:6; 9:15). As part of this transition, He established the church (Matt. 16:18) which is His Body (Eph. 1:22-23) and of which we are living stones (1 Pet. 2:5). Through Him we can boldly approach God’s throne of grace in prayer, seeking help in all of our needs (Heb. 4:16).
Even though Christ has gone back to Heaven and is presently at the right hand of God (Acts 2:33), we are assured that He is coming again to take us to be at home with Him in Heaven (Jn. 14:2-3). As we live our lives in accord with His teachings, we can be confident of our salvation in Him (1 Jn. 5:13).
Truly, Christ gives us meaning, purpose and direction in this life like nothing else can. And, He gives us assurance of eternal life with Him in Heaven when this life is over. Thank God that Christ not only went to the cross for us, but that He did all of the rest for us as well…