Are you facing emotional and spiritual garbage in your life? Are there things you've done that you wish you could undo or things you hope no one ever finds out about?
There might be guilty memories that keep coming back into your mind and you're carrying the pain inside. It continues to pile up and you want to get rid of the garbage, but you don't know how.
There is a designated dumping ground for a lifetime of garbage. It's on a skull-shaped hill with a rugged cross on the top. The Word of God in 1 Peter 2:24, speaking of Jesus says, "He bore our sins in His own body on the tree so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness." All the guilt of all the sins that you have ever done, God's Son absorbed when He was dying on that cross paying the death penalty for your sin.
In Isaiah 53, God graphically describes this dumping of all of our sin garbage on His Son. It says, "He carried our sorrows, He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities, the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him."
Every lie you've ever told and every angry, hurting word you've ever spoken, Jesus absorbed on that cross. Every lustful thought, every immoral or adulterous act, every act of violence, every act of selfishness, Jesus the sinless Son of God absorbed into His soul on that cross.
Why would He do this? In the words of the Bible, "God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son."( John 3:16) Today, Jesus invites you to bring the accumulated garbage of your life to the cross where he died to forgive it. Jesus said of those who nailed Him to that tree, "Father forgive them." If He could forgive that, there's nothing you've done that He cannot and will not forgive!
You have to come to Jesus willing to admit that you're a sinner, willing to tell Him that you are putting all your trust in Him to erase your sin from God's book and to give you life forever. You can trade guilt for forgiveness, pain for healing, and death for eternal life when you ask the One who died for you to be your own Savior.
There is no reason to deal with the garbage of your life again. Not when Jesus Christ has shown you what to do with it. Bring all of that garbage up Skull Hill where Jesus has already dealt with it, and leave it there.