What little girl hasn’t thrilled over the story of Cinderella? A young lady covered with soot and ashes in bondage to a cruel stepmother is rescued by marrying the handsome prince of the land and lives happily ever after. However thrilling the fairy tales may be, the true story of the cross is more glorious.
Consider that we were slaves of the prince of darkness, blinded to the things of God, without hope, headed for absolute agony and destruction in the lake of fire. We may not have appeared sooty to our neighbors, but out hearts were black with sin.  And the King of Glory left His throne, clothed himself as a pauper, took abuse and scorn, and endured a broken heart. He temporally laid aside the glory of His deity to go toe to toe against the prince of darkness. WHY? To save us from Prince Satan’s grasp.
Jesus took the cross and the fury of hell to defeat the devil and rescue us! He fought for you and me! He didn’t come to save the world as in mountain and trees. They will be destroyed. He came to save us, to make us His bride. 
He replaced our rebellious hearts with pure white clean hearts. He clothed us in radiant robes of righteousness. God the Father adopted us as His own children. We became the bride of the King of all kings. 
When our bridegroom embraced us, He held us so close that He actually was pressed right through our skin so as to live in our hearts. At the same time, we were pressed through to live in Him. So that now He is in me and around me. I’m as close as I could possibly be to the One who loved me enough to die for me. 
You are loved (not will be, but are right now.) If you have placed your faith in Christ, (Cinderella had to marry the prince, we too must make a volitional commitment to our king), then you belong to Him and nothing, absolutely nothing will ever separate you from His love.
Go out and live like the loved person you are! Why not stop right now and thank Him for His scars. Remember, He got those fighting for you.
Debbie Ephesians 1:1-10, John 3:36, Revelation 21:8, I John 5:19
 Philippians 2:5-11, II Peter 3:7-13, Isaiah 53, John 1:1-18, I John 3:8, Hebrews 12:2
 Ephesians 1, Colossians 1:9-22, II Corinthians 5:17, Isaiah 61:10, I John 3:1-3
 John 17:20-23, Ephesians 3:14-21, Romans 8:31-39, Colossians 3:1-4