He looked at them as a father looks at his children, his loving gaze upon their eager faces.
“One of Christianity’s greatest symbols” he said, ” is the Cross of Christ. Like this one behind me.
When you step into the front door of this church, that is the first thing you see, Jesus, the Son of God nailed to His cross, the weight of the world on Him. Just as it is here, you see it in our homes, on our alters, in our cars and on our tables.
Where some people see the cruelty of mankind, we the church recognize it as the greatest act of love, where the Son of Man laid down his life for his friends.
But it isn’t just about the cross, rather it is what it represents.
Not forgiveness after we die or in some point later in our lives, but here and now when we really need it. That’s the Kind of God we have, the One that knows the urgency of the Mercy, the preciousness of forgiveness, where He knows how much we need it, He made the greatest symbol of His love.
Where some people give you flowers, and buy you good things, and treat you well, the Father gave us the best he could.. his own life in His dearest Son so that we may never forget, so that we may always know where our anchor is
So when you look to the cross and you see Your Jesus hanging there, just know that you have been forgiven for all that you have done and for all that you will do. Maybe this is why, we can be at peace, knowing we have an assurance, that we have a God that keeps His Promise, a God that rescues, a God that sustains, a God that Forgives and a God that didn’t think Twice about laying down his life for his people.
So if you find yourself unsure, doubtful, worried or anxious, look to the cross, see how his cross extends in all four directions, He will find you wherever you are, you can never be to far gone for him, never too far for him to reach, for his mercy will extend to wherever you are…. ”
Wishing you a blessed Good Friday
Here’s to God and his infinite love