The Cross ?
is nothing in the world more controversial than the Cross.
To some it is altogether contemptible, to others it is altogether
ask, either verbally or more often silently in their hearts,
"Why the cross?" Often this is a question even for believers.
Many will say, "Jesus died once for all sins, He has risen.
Let's go ahead and live in victory and not look back. Don't
put Him back on the cross." May I share what the Lord has
I want Jesus as my Savior, I must also accept Him as my
Lord. If I accept Him as my Lord, I must be willing to follow
Him, to want to become more like Him, to enter into His
sufferings and to be willing to live for Him as He has died
for me. To become more "like Jesus" means to accept Him
in all areas of my life. To accept Him means to also accept
Cross stands as both a reminder and a witness of what Christ
did for me and what I'm called to do for Him. If I am neither
ashamed nor afraid of this call, I, too, can be freed through
the Cross. Ever since Jesus willingly gave up His last breath
in the flesh, the Cross has stood as a solitary witness
that points all to the Father and to life and calls each
of us to turn from our own sinful nature, to die to self,
and be reconciled to God. Until Jesus comes again, the Cross
remains that solitary convicting witness beckoning to every
man and woman on earth.
we always choose to identify with, and embrace the Cross.