Reconciliation. If the cross is glorious for no other reason, it is glorious because a way has now been made for God and man to relate with no barrier. No accusation. No hostility.
In the cross the debt of sin has been paid in full. The wrath of God has been fully appeased. The “handwriting of ordinances that was against us” is covered now with atoning blood.
Some may ask, “Is it not just a matter of fairness to say that another way of salvation is possible?” “Aren’t all religious systems equally effective if practiced sincerely?”
No it is only through the cross that sin can be covered and fully forgiven. No other religion can aspire to that lofty goal. No means of self righteous accomplishment can.
The glory of the cross is that IT IS THE ONLY WAY that reconciliation can be effected. Any other way falls short.
And that is a mistake we dare not make.
“For God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself not counting their trespasses against them.” 2 Cor 5:19