Most of us are aware of the Cross. We’ve seen it everywhere. From a decretive piece on church pulpits to the backdrops for heavy metal bands. From the mountain tops to the adornments around our necks. But what does it mean? Truly it would take pages to write about the fullness of the meaning of the Cross. The cross was where love met sacrifice. When God created man, He created him with the purpose of relationship. Sin through disobedience separated us from that relationship. (see what happened) Now sin through our human nature passes that separation from generation to generation. There is no good deed, level of humility or amount of penance that can restore us back to fullness of relationship with God.
Romans 6:23– For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
There was a price for sin. It was eternal separation from God. But the Bible tells us in Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.’ He paid the price for our sins. He stepped in and paid a price we could not. The cross is about a love. The true pure love that Christ has for us. There has been so many things that have tried to distort the meaning of the cross. I wanted to dedicate this post to refocusing the the purpose of the cross. To refocus back to the fact that Christ loves us with a passion that caused the God of all creation to send His only son to die for us. To restore relationship again. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
If you have had a revelation of the
cross but have allowed the things of the world to dull the closeness of the Lord, I’d encourage you to call out to Him again and ask for a renewed passion and closeness.
If you’ve never had an encounter with the Lord or revelation of the cross. I encourage you to call out to the Lord and ask that He’d revel His love and the purpose of the cross. Begin to open the bible to the New Testament and learn who Christ is and what He’s done for us. (How to give your life to the Lord)
Know that the God of all creation sent His Son to die for you. So you could be set free from the wages of your sin. He loves you and He has great plans for your life.
Stories of people who have had encounters with the Lord