It’s hard to imagine what the Israelites had to go through to atone for their sins under the old sacrificial system. 

Why should an animal have to be regularly offered on the altar for the wrongs of a human?

And yet, the idea of “making good” still exists.

Made a mistake? Pay for it. Broke a law? Pay a fine. 

Grace and mercy is when someone else has taken on our debts and cancelled all of what we owe. 

Jesus was the perfect and ultimate sacrifice for sin — He paid it all, so that we can have a restored relationship with God.

Today, take time to really appreciate what Jesus did on the Cross for you.