A little boy who was just learning about addition and subtraction in school looked up one Sunday morning during the service at church. He saw the cross sitting on the altar and hollered out “Look, Daddy! There’s a plus sign in our Church.”
The cross really is a plus sign in our Church. It’s a plus sign in our lives daily. It tells us of the advantages of being a Christian and accepting the forgiveness and mercy God offers through the cross.
Through the cross God did what only God can do. God transformed a horrible instrument of torture and death into a symbol of life and hope.
God transformed tragedy into triumph, humiliation into glory and despair into hope. God took what was ugly, cruel and violent and transformed it into a thing of beauty and a symbol of peace.
Thanks to Billy Strayhorn
LIFE’S CROSSES ARE NOT MEANT TO PARALYZE YOU, THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO HELP YOU DISCOVER WHO YOU REALLY ARE!
What cross in YOUR life paralyzed YOU? What cross in YOUR life helped YOU to discover who YOU really are?
IF YOU CARRY YOUR CROSS JOYFULLY, IT WILL CARRY YOU!