“The Cross”

Cross

So much has been written about “the cross” and there are so many beautiful songs about the cross that I just truly love.   But what is it about the cross that is so fascinating?   What does the cross signify for you?

When you think about the simplicity of two wooden boards nailed together and for the purpose of crucifixion it really is a gruesome image.  Yet, because of what Christ did on that cross more than 2000 years ago, makes the whole image completely different.  There is now beauty in the cross, not because of what it is, but because of what Christ did.

When I look at a cross, whether it be a picture on the wall, a standing figurine, a pendant on a necklace, a full fledged hanging cross or even a person’s tattoo of a cross, I see LOVE. Yes, I am quickly reminded of the pain and suffering that was endured, but at the same time, I see LOVE. I remember that Christ made a choice to endure what He did, and that He didn’t have to. How quickly He could have removed Himself from the cross, and stopped the agony that He was enduring.   But He knew there was a purpose.   He knew that I needed a Savior. He knew that I needed redemption.   He LOVED me so much that He allowed it to continue.   He LOVED me so much that He took the pain, the insults, the beatings, the humiliation, the mocking, and the brutality of it all.

When I see a cross, I am humbled.   I am literally moved and eternally grateful, that the God of the universe LOVED me enough to take my place.   That kind of LOVE is beautiful.   That kind of LOVE is eternal. That kind of LOVE worth living for.

I love the cross and all that it stands for, but more importantly, I LOVE the man who died on the cross and took the punishment that was meant for me. I LOVE the fact that my God came down in human flesh to live, teach, love, heal, comfort, have relationship with us, die and raise again from the dead so that I may have life, and have it more abundantly.

That is what I see when I look at a cross.   What does the cross mean to you?

There are two songs that I wrote and that I love to sing at this time of year. “Beauty of the Cross” and “He Came With a Purpose”.   Please visit my website and take a listen.

http://www.yvettemedinamusic.com

May you have a wonderful and blessed Easter Season!

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2 thoughts on ““The Cross”

  1. A few years ago on a desolate road my husband and I observed a weathered man physically carrying a 6 ft cross made out of rail road ties. You can imagine his struggle to carry this cross for what seemed like miles on end with no help or place to rest. He had no back pack that I could see or even water. We were shocked by this imagine to say the least and both asked each other if we were seeing the same thing. We pulled over and asked the man if he needed help, not knowing how we would help, but it seemed like the right thing to do. He stopped for a moment and looked at us and said no thank you this is my cross to bear. We then drove off and sat in silence for hours on the drive home. My thoughts were focused on what could this man have done that he was now made to carry this cross. I think we all feel compelled to bear our own crosses at times in our lives. I don’t think it matters that it is a physical or mental cross, to me the cross still symbolizes a means of remembrance and salvation.

  2. Thank You…My Beautiful, Wife! I listened today a Chuck Swindoll Message and he talked about Martin Luther and his stuggles. (Luther) Not only with his life but mostly with his sin. and what I get out of it was that Our Lord and Saviour has Taken on our sins and left it at the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ! but to keep it short…It is People like Martin Luther and You, Yvette. that keep that Hope in Christ going. Not going back to our sins but going forward to our Salvation. Praise The Lord, this day!

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