The language of the cross may be illogical to those who are not on the way to salvation, but those of us who are on the way see it as God’s power to save.
– 1 Corinthians 1:18
The cross of Christ leads the way to true wisdom and prudence.
Some have chosen the dark road with the bright and beckoning artificial lights and the promise of instant gratification. These see the message of the Cross – “the language of the cross” – as totally illogical, and so they disregard it and, inevitably, lose themselves.
Others are set on walking with Christ along that straight and narrow path which is lit by the pure glow of God’s Word and the radiance of His saving grace. These are discovering
that the Cross is “God’s power”, because it has conquered the evil one and sin, and leads to glorious salvation. Let us rejoice in this truth!
O most precious gift of the Cross! How splendid it looks! […] It is a tree which begets life, without causing death; which sheds light, without casting shadows; which leads to Paradise and does not expel anyone therefrom; it is the wood which Christ ascended, as a King mounting His chariot, to defeat the devil who had usurped the power of death, and to set mankind free from the thrall in which the devil held it.” – St Theodore the Studite
Lord Jesus, my Saviour,
I look at You on That Mighty Cross and I see Love.
I look at You on That Mighty Cross and I see Kindness and Humility.
I look at You on That Mighty Cross and I see Life…everlasting.
Thank You, Lord, for the precious Gift of the Cross.
Thank You for setting me free.