“It was love, not nails, that kept Jesus on the Cross.”
Whether you’re a Christian or not, Catholic or Protestant, the Cross is familiar to all. To be condemned to die on the Cross, known as Crucifixion, so as to mutilate it & prevent its traditional honourable burial, was indeed a grave dishonour. This was a death deserved for criminals of the highest order; a great shame & full punishment of the law.
The Cross is the world’s single biggest identifiable sign. It is God’s greatest plus sign which:
converts all your minuses into pluses
changes your negatives into positives
reverts your shame into glory
redeems you from sin & makes you a child of God
renews & fortifies you – making a new YOU.
While the VERTICAL points towards Heaven, from where all blessings flow, traversing geographically from north to south, the HORIZONTAL transcends & covers everybody irrespectively of colour, race or creed from east to west. Human beings are constantly burdened with the horizontal minus signs. We need God to provide that vertical stroke from up above to change all our minuses into pluses!
Look to the Cross, for on that Cross, your Redeemer & Saviour, Jesus, Son of God, died for you that you may have everlasting life (John 3:16). Through Him you should be able to achieve great things as stated in:
Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
“This Is The Day That The Lord Hath Made.”
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one & only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16
Sunday, 20 September 2009
3 thoughts on “The Cross”
The crucifixion was a means to punish criminals at that time of history. Just like hanging and then by needle or electric shocks. As man progress the termination of life becomes more subtle to gain public acceptance (political). It is still a killing and always gruesome and hopefully mankind can do away with killing as in Australia.
Thanks for the great reminder Dad.
Good explanation of the cross, although I am not a Christian but I do wear it as a ornament. I think you forgot to mention Orthodox, when in Russia, this is mostly mentioned and I think it is practise more in that part of the country than here.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Othodox_Church. Thanks for sharing.