Paul Wells, Cross Words: the Biblical Doctrine of the Atonement:
Among the momentous events of history that come and go, buried in the sands of the past, [the cross] holds the fascination of eternal newness. When the dramatic events woven into the tapestry of time are consigned to the pages of the history books, or long forgotten, the message of the cross resurfaces ever anew with the same promise of salvation: ‘Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!’ (John 1:29).…
Nothing else can satisfy our hearts’ deep desires like the love of the cross.
Nothing could heal our sin like the forgiveness of the cross.
Nothing delivers us from certain death like the cross.
Nothing will make us hope for eternal life like the cross.