I have a cross ring, a couple of cross necklaces. I have seen them in artwork, tattoos, drawn and colored. I have seen them in non flattering ways. But what does it really mean? Can I really describe what the cross means to me?
No, I cannot. All I know is that it represents LOVE. It represents a LOVE that cannot be described in words. It represents sacrifice that I will never truly understand. It represents JESUS.
Brennan Manning said: “Jesus comes not for the super-spiritual but for the wobbly and weak-kneed who know they don’t have it all together, and who are not too proud to accept the handout of amazing grace.”
How grateful I am that He chose to climb up and stay on that cross for me. He could have called legions of angels…He had so much power, and yet…He chose to take the wrath for my sin. How can I prove that? I cannot. I just know.
May I truly reflect on the message of the cross this Easter season….and know that although I don’t have it together, and never will, I am not too proud to accept that handout of amazing grace.
*personal graphics, NIV Bible