The cross of Jesus is both beautiful and brutal. Shawna and Perry talk about Jesus experiencing the crushing weight of God’s justice on the cross so that we can experience the smiling face of the Father forever. Then, by one sacrifice Jesus took away all our sins, past, present, and future! Also, as Jesus suffered in agony, he could have turned inward and ignored those around him. Instead, he loved, he forgave. His love in us will empower us to do the same. And finally, Jesus, the River of Life, experienced thirst on the cross, God’s justice on the cross, so that we can drink from the river that flows from his wounded side. He experienced cosmic thirst so that ours could be quenched forever!
Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.
Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.