As the young man struts
down the street in his tight
muscle shirt and baggy low riders,
it hangs from his neck, golden
and shiny, a symbol of his
A middle aged woman
prepares for dinner with
a business client. For a final
touch to her classy ensemble,
the diamond studded ones are
inserted into her ear lobes,
displaying her obvious
Although I wasn’t present, I
can see it in my mind’s eye.
How do I describe the most
important moment in history?
It wasn’t pretty. It wasn’t stylin’.
It wasn’t cool. It wasn’t sophisticated.
It was ugly. It was horrific.
It was gruesome, and most of all it was
The Son of God was a bloody mess as
He labored up the hill with that heavy, heavy cross.
But when I saw the look of love
in His eyes and realized the awful part
I played in His execution, I fell on
my face and cried out for mercy.
Millions have done the same as they
experienced the power of God through
the preaching of the
A 14 karat gold, glamorized, sanitized
cross is of no
Give me the life changing one from
1Corinthians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
Hebrews 12:2 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.
1Peter 1:18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: