1 Corinthians 2:2
Tattooed on the young man’s leg was an eight-inch cross. Amazed that he would be willing to reveal his affection for Jesus, I commented on the faith that allowed him to do something permanent as his statement of faith. Surprisingly, he responded, “It’s only a symbol that I liked, not a statement of faith.”
In today’s culture, the cross may be just that – a symbol. Many who wear it around their necks or on clothing have no real connection to Christianity. It is not a reminder of a beloved Savior who gave His very life for mankind but simply an attractive statement piece with no personal value.
However, for the devoted Christian, the cross is a reminder of the Gospel story which is the power of God unto salvation (Romans 1:16). The wooden crossbeams from which Christ Jesus hung revealed His glory and love in its greatest form. It assured us that the sacrifice Jesus gave was full and complete payment for our redemption once and for all, never to be atoned for again (Hebrews 10:12). The sacrificial Savior was God’s perfect revelation of His grace and mercy.
Prayer: Dear Jesus, thank You for being the sacrificial Lamb for me. Help me to remember that the cross was the means for which You paid the price for my salvation. Amen.