Sin created a chasm between man and God no one could cross. Christ bridged the gap once and for all. Dr. Stanley explains how an abundant life is possible only when we recognize all that our Savior did for us at Calvary. The message of the cross is that God redeems us from our sins and delivers us from what we were before we met Jesus Christ. God expressed His unconditional love for us at the cross not because of what He sees within us, but because it is His nature to love.
Source: You Are Reconciled