In 2014, I wrote on the cross for the letter C. In the post I wrote:
“I sit in my comfortable living room, never having to sacrifice anything in my life, never facing the threat of death because of my beliefs. My momentary pain battles seem insignificant compared to what Christ endured on the cross for all mankind.”
I wanted to focus on another word, “Christ.” My love for Him overfills my life, and I want to shout His name from the rooftops.
Jesus Christ’s name resonates in our world today, however, because of the cross. He came to die for you and me.
I remember watching the movie by Mel Gibson, The Passion of Christ. Many vocal critics complained about the movie’s graphic depiction of Christ’s agony as soldiers whipped Him followed by the blood-soaked cross. I cried while watching the movie thinking about the pain He endured for me.
I served at the altar for many years in my church, praying with those seeking salvation. I knelt with many who were seeking Christ and loved to relate to them the miracle of the cross.
I would say:
That is the miracle of the cross. More than two thousand years ago while on the cross, Jesus saw you at the moment of your decision to follow Him.
When he bowed His head and said it was done, He was thinking of you.
I think that is why He endured the agony: his deep, fathomless love for you.”
I love this song that I found. It illustrates the theme of today’s post so well.
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