The Cross

To me it is the ultimate symbol of hope...A beautiful site to see!..Enough sometimes to bring tears to my eyes...Of what GOD has done for us...Some of us ungrateful, even blind to what HE has done for us...I always have and will continue to stare just a little a too long at a still mesmerizes me...Its one of my favorite things to see with all of its glory....I guess I am proudly bias about this because we as Christians do look at a cross differently than an athiest for example...I Love the Cross even more so since Ive been saved through Jesus Blood which HIS death was not wasted on me...I do LOVE Jesus Christ very much....Amen The Cross by Max Lucado The cross.... Can you turn any direction without seeing one? Perched atop a chapel.... Carved into a graveyard headstone... Engraved in a ring or suspended on a chain.... The cross is the universal symbol of Christianity.... An odd choice, don't you think?... Strange that a tool of torture would come to embody a movement of hope.... The symbols of other faiths are more upbeat: the six-pointed star of David, the crescent moon of Islam, a lotus blossom for Buddhism.... Yet a cross for Christianity?... An instrument of execution? Would you wear a tiny electric chair around your neck?... Suspend a gold-plated hangman's noose on the wall?... Would you print a picture of a firing squad on a business card?.... Yet we do so with the cross.... Many even make the sign of the cross as they pray..... Would we make the sign of, say, a guillotine?... Instead of the triangular touch on the forehead and shoulders, how about a karate chop on the palm?... Doesn't quite have the same feel, does it? Why is the cross the symbol of our faith?... To find the answer look no farther than the cross itself.... Its design couldn't be simpler..... One beam horizontal, the other vertical.... One reaches out like God's love.... The other reaches up as does God's holiness.... One represents the width of his love; the other reflects the height of his holiness.... The cross is the intersection.... The cross is where God forgave his children without lowering his standards....How could he do this? ...In a sentence: God put our sin on his Son and punished it there.... "God put on him the wrong who never did anything wrong, so we could be put right with God" (2 Cor. 5:21 MSG). It truly is a soothing, beautiful site to see and FEEL...AMEN --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Susan Cope @lilysvalley ·

That is so true! The cross means love to me not torture.


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