Food for thought…At The Cross

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Everyone Recently has a story of how they made it, barely made it or thought they were going to die in the middle of driving in these current snow conditions. The story I am about to share is not my own, but it touched me none the less. As my dad called me just to chat for a few minutes as he was on his way home last night he mentioned somewhat of his travels the last few days. His place of employment has taken him to an area hit by the storm. But dad is a trooper and being such,…he doesn’t stop,…like ever!

The road he has to travel to get home has frequent bouts of “whiteouts”. For our non-snow people among us let me explain. It’s like driving through a windstorm of powdered sugar with tornado force winds,…you can’t see your headlights much less the road in front of you. So, as he is driving, just before his turn to his own road is a farmer who had his barn burn down last year.
 When he rebuilt it he put up a cross that is lit at night. Dad was talking and he said, “ah,…there it is. The good old cross. I’m almost home now.” My mind went back to an old Southern Gosepl song that said: “Show me the cross and I’ll find my way home. Show me the cross and I’ll know where to go. When I’m there beneath the cross I’m no longer lost. Show me the cross and I’ll find my way home. ”

Many people take the cross and look at it with disgust because to acknowledge the cross for it’s power is to admit the fact that you are a sinner, wretched and in need of the saving power of the Christ of this cross. I know someone who refuses to sing amazing grace because he holds firm to the thought that he isn’t a wretch. What a spot to be in. Too high an opinion of oneself will not permit you to be honest and realize your true need. Without that cross we could not find our way home. But I am ever so thankful that Christ came to bear the weight and shame of the cross that you and I so richly deserved so that we may never have to be separated from Him. It’s your choice. The cross is raised for all to see.  Follow the cross all the way home. 

Colossians 2:14 “Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross.” Not only did Christ take up His cross for us, we are to take up our cross for Him.

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