Keeping the Cross Visible

This week we are shelving our Quickie Clean Up tips to spend a few moments contemplating Good Friday.

When I survey, the wondrous cross, on which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain, I count but loss and pour contempt on all my pride.
— When I Survey the Wondrous Cross by Isaac Watts

The cross has been a symbol of Easter ever since Christ laid down His life over 2000 years ago. I love crosses, because they remind me of what was given up for me. They encourage me to remember it was a cross that bridged the gap between God and I.

Cross

Here you will see a few images of the cross. Use them to remind you of what happened on this day so many years ago.

Cross

Don't forget the humiliation, pain and violence of that death.

Jesus on the cross

It was for you. For me. For all of us. 

It is so very easy to forget this sacrifice that Jesus made for us. We get caught up in our busy lives, taking care of our parents, children and grandchildren. We work our jobs, get together with our friends and all thoughts of the cross are filed away with the dust and cobwebs down in the catacombs. Perhaps it is this forgetting that keeps us from living a real Christ-like life. Perhaps it becomes easier to soothe a guilty conscience or gloss over a "little" sin when we don't have that cross continually on that hill in front of us.

I challenge you today, to go down to those catacombs and make that trip up the Via Dolorosa all the way to the top of the hill called Golgotha....and remember.