The Place of Healing . . .

 . . . Is Found at the Foot of the Cross

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Healing from the Cross is a deep and abiding restoration of the soul which transforms our emotions, brings joy to our hearts, and renews our minds. Cross-healing frees us from the penalty of sin, the tragedy of sin, the power of sin, and the pain of sin.

Psalm 51: 10

The way to resurrection is ever through brokenness of the cross; and the place of healing is the place that David found–which foreshadowed the eternal place of healing for all men: the place of of brokenness of heart, at the foot of the cross. And the cross is the answer to the psalm and to the need of David’s heart, and to the need of my heart and your heart. It is through death and brokenness that a resurrection into healing and health and newness of life comes. And God seeks to lead us to that place.

Eric J. Alexander, “A Heart-Cry Concerning Sin,” Daily Thoughts from Keswick: A Year’s Daily Readings, ed., Herbert F. Stevenson (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1980), 293.

2 Comments »

  1. Erik said,

    December 6, 2009 @ 6:39 pm

    I first came across Eric Alexander through Alistair Begg’s Pastor’s Conference in Cleveland some years ago. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed his preachings and various writings since then.

    Alexander is so incredibly Christ-centered and expositional in his preachings. His humility and warmth were such a breath of fresh air.

    Thanks for sharing this encouraging quote Glenn and keep up the insightful posts here on your site.

    Soli Deo Gloria.

  2. GlennDavis said,

    December 10, 2009 @ 11:14 am

    Erik:

    Thank you for your encouraging remarks concerning my blog posts. Your J.C. Ryle Quotes site is a daily source of spiritual encouragement. I greatly appreciate Bishop Ryle’s warrior spirit. He stood his ground as an Evangelical Reformed bishop in the midst of the 19th century liberal onslaught. At that time, Ryle was one of the few bishops in the Church of England who taught the historic Christian faith.

    Eric Alexander is new to me as a speaker, I have heard nothing but good concerning his teaching ministry. I have found a few of his audio sermons over at the sermonindex.net site.

    Christus Victor!

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