The Cross. Most know where this subject is leading. For those with the awareness of “The Cross”, it means coming to terms with how we respond to the matter of “The Cross”. To the one reading this blog not familar with the term “The Cross”, this will be literally a “cross-road” you will decide how the rest of your life will continue. The subject comes up around this time of year with the celebration of the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Jesus the Christ.
The following two verses tell about those witnessing Jesus’s crucifixion.
“The crowd watched and the leaders scoffed. “He saved others,” they said, “let him save himself if he is really God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.” The soldiers mocked him, too, by offering him a drink of sour wine.” Luke 23:35-36 NLT
“When the Roman officer overseeing the execution saw what had happened, he worshiped God and said, “Surely this man was innocent. ” And when all the crowd that came to see the crucifixion saw what had happened, they went home in deep sorrow. But Jesus’ friends, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance watching.” Luke 23:47-49 NLT
The Cross will produce a response. The response will be different for everyone.
The Cross will produce a decision. The decision will be personal.
The Cross will produce an alteration. The alteration will be in submission to Jesus or rejection of Jesus.
A few years ago, I had to make a responsive choice about Jesus and the Cross. I was confronted on the issue due to my fence-riding: one foot in my faith and my other foot wanting to enjoy the pleasures of the world. It took some loving Jesus followers to confront me and face the Cross. Facing the Cross will cause a spiritual realignment. This realignment would either push me away from the Christian faith or fall to my knees in surrendering to Jesus’s plan for me thru the Cross.
My hope is for you to make a response, a decision, an aleration in your life. The Cross shows how much it took to give you and me the ability of coming to repentance, faith in Jesus, and an abiding eternal relationship with the One that hung on the tree for you and me.
Below is a link to a great worship song about the Cross:The Cross has the Final Word