At the Cross

April 7, 2009

Matthew 27, Mark 15, Luke 23, John 19

Join me at the cross and let us block the worries of our lives; the economy, the random violence, the problems with our family, our health, and the absence of social morals. Our fears should slowly begin to fade as we behold the blood trickling down the wood and into the dirt beneath us and what we see here should change us forever.

At the cross we see the darkest day in history.

No other tragic event could compare with the death of the Son of God. Jesus was in the beginning with God and all things were made through Him (John 1:3). In Him was life, yet He was born to give that life, His perfect life, for sinners like us. How could He be so perfect, so loving, so full of glory and yet be here at the cross?

At the cross we see the greatest moment in time.

What other moment could compare to our Savior giving His life for us? There is not a sadder or more glorious day than that day at Calvary. God’s sacrifice of His only begotten is far greater than any other moment in time and His love and mercy should be on our minds at all times, not only at an appointed time, but each day and every minute.

At the cross we see our pasts.

From our earliest memories we can see Him there. Through our joys, our tears, the daily details, we see Him there with us, holding us. We see the mistakes we’ve made, the sins we’ve committed, and the wayward moments of open rebellion, yet He’s still there watching and waiting for us to come home to offer His forgiveness.

At the cross we see our futures.

We see where we’ve been and now we have the opportunity to see where He’s taking us and because of this, we have hope. We have an assurance so real and so genuine that nothing could or will keep us from it. We wait for the day that He will take us home and pray that He comes soon; not only for us, but for our family and friends. We comprehend that today is all that matters in this life; yesterday is over and tomorrow may never happen, but today we have the chance to show Him how much we love Him.

At the cross we finally see.

It’s here that we finally understand; we finally realize what this life is all about and we accept the fact that we can’t do this on our own. We’re not meant to.

So we leave Calvary and walk back into our lives with a new awareness of His love, His peace, and His plan for us. And we will never forget that moment, for that moment at the cross, will be a part of us forever.

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