I don’t like thinking about the crucifixion of Christ. I physically want to look away…it’s just too awful to think about, to contemplate….the brutality, the blood, the suffering , the sacrifice. Even now maybe you’re thinking, “I’m not going to read this today. She’s always so positive but this makes me feel uncomfortable.”
But don’t look away, without contemplating the cross of Christ, it’s hard to get some understanding of the HUGENESS of the resurrection of Christ. Without thinking about what God was willing to pay for you, it’s hard to understand how much you’re worth to Him.
Don’t look away from the Cross of Christ, don’t hide your face in your hands but rather take a good long look at it. It’s what love looks like. When I consider the crucifixion of Christ, the pain He endured, the torture He willingly subjected Himself to. I’m given the gift of perspective in 3 things.
1) I begin to see my own “sufferings” differently.
2) I begin to understand the power it took to raise Jesus from the dead.
3) I begin to understand what love looks like.
When I contemplate the sufferings of Christ, I begin to ….begin to understand the miracle of His resurrection.
Don’t look away sweet friend, it was His gift to you. It was Jesus saying ” I think you’re to die for”
John 15:12-14 NIV
12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command.