1 Corinthians 1:18 - For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
The cross is a very powerful symbol for us as Christians. It is a symbol that is seen in our churches and in our classrooms here at Central Lutheran School. We wear the cross on our jewelry and we decorate our homes with different types of crosses. That very cross however, is not just a symbol. That cross was the very tool, the very instrument in God’s plan to give us salvation. That cross was where Christ took the burden of all the sins of the entire world. Christ suffered. Christ died. Christ was sacrificed upon the cross. God the Father demonstrated his love for us and Jesus demonstrated his love for us by suffering on that cross. We then continue to see God’s power love in the empty cross and the empty tomb. Although Christ died on the cross, he has risen and he has defeated death.
Image: Cross, Wade Rockett, Upladed via Flickr September 30, 2006, Creative Commons LIcense