April 02, 2012

My Cross of Failure

We had such a a beautiful worship gathering for Palm Sunday yesterday. Of course we had palm branches to wave as we sang, but what was really poignant was what we did after the sermon. We were given bamboo crosses, about a foot long. They were tied together with twine, crude and yet lovely in its simplicity. At the front of a church was a wooden cross, covered in chicken wire. The whole church was asked to stand and then make their way to the front of the church, where they stuck their cross into the chicken wire covering the big cross.

What was a simple cross wrapped in chicken wire became a cross of thorns. The small cross in our hands was a symbol of our failed attempt at life. We never measure up. We miss the mark continually.

But the good news is we can take our cross to Jesus. Because He died for our sins, he took all our failures, all our mistakes, all our crosses, on the cross with him. They were nailed on the cross with Him. They are gone, now and forever.

My cross held countless failures. Whether is was failure as a wife or a mother, or failure to do the good I knew to do, I placed those failures on that crude cross in my hands. Those failures were taken to the cross of Jesus, and placed  upon it. They are gone. Now and forever.

What do you need to place on the cross of Christ?


8 comments:

  1. Hope you don't mind but I posted your blog on facebook.
    It's a message I as well as many others need to hear.
    Blessings, Barb

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    1. I don't mind at all, Barb. Thank you for sharing God's love around. :)

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  2. That's beautiful, Sherrinda. I would love to have been there in that humble atmosphere of worship. Amazing!

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    1. Thanks, Jessica. It really was a moving experience. Sometimes a tangible expression of what God has done moves us in ways that mere thoughts cannot.

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  3. Beautiful! What awesome imagery of what the cross means...what Jesus accomplished once and for all...what love and forgiveness is available to us today!

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    1. Melissa, aren't we bless to have that love and forgiveness? The cross of Jesus is beautiful in its power.

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  4. Thank you for reminding us that God is always with us! I was very moved and touched by this blog, thanks for being an Angel on earth! Debbie

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    1. Thank you, Debbie for your kind words. May God's love surround you and fill you with His joy!

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