By Patsy Lambert - Contributing Columnist
The cross shows just how much God loves us. The cross is the only way of salvation. Once we have been to the cross, we will never be the same. Following Jesus will mean that we deny our self and bear our own cross.
The cross is an offence to the world. It let’s us know that we are sinners. It points out our faults, mistakes and sins.
The blood that Jesus shed on the cross is for our redemption, forgiveness and peace.
Can you imagine the shame of being on the cross with people making fun of and mocking Him? Oh how my heart aches to realize what Jesus endured for each of us.
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith: who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2.
Knowing how Jesus suffered for us should help us to be able to suffer for Him. Nothing we go through can compare to what Jesus suffered on the cross.