As I began to write my next post in our “Leading Ladies” series, I was overwhelmed with the significance of this weekend. In honor and recognition of the most pivotal event in history, I am postponing our “Leading Ladies” series for a weekend of prayer and reflection. “Leading Ladies and the Balancing Act” will be posted Monday. But for now, let’s look at the cross.
You see them everywhere. There are cross pendants, cross necklaces, cross earrings, cross bracelets, cross pictures, crosses screen printed and embroidered on shirts and hats. Crosses are basically decorations for anyone and everyone. But if you think about it, isn’t it odd that we have glamorized an instrument of death. You don’t see people making necklaces out of an electric chair or an syringe. Perhaps our familiarity with the cross has caused us to gloss over its significance.
Today, I’m not going to write a typical blog, I just want to take a moment and publicly thank Jesus for the cross.
Thank, Jesus for coming to this earth as a man, for living a perfect life, for loving me while I was still a sinner. Thank You for taking my place. For being the perfect, sacrificial Lamb and shedding Your blood for a wretch like me. Thank You for being condemned so I would never have to be. Thank You for being separated from the Heavenly Father so I would never have to be. Thank You for redeeming me, for saving me, for changing me, for sealing me with Your Holy Spirit, for loving me, for making me a new creation, for giving me hope, for giving me purpose and a future…for giving me an eternity to show You how thankful I am. You are forever faithful, forever merciful, forever wonderful, forever true, forever righteous, forever good, forever God!
I am eternally thankful and eternally Yours!