The cross of Jesus Christ is:
The greatest, most paradoxical truth ever, a living truth;
God’s momentously eternal sacrifice for you and me;
Headlong death, in faith, for life—the only true life;
Repulsive to the yet unsaved—an inconvenient, irrelevant putrid absurdity;
A fresh lesson for us (lived) each day—if we’ll go its narrow way;
Sacrifice, so that we too might know sacrifice;
True knowledge of my standing with God—before and after—an amazing, overwhelming image;
A beacon to an entirely better way;
The way to and the basis of truth, finally;
Deeply personal. God did this thing I never could simply so I could know him and crucially, so I too could know myself.
© 2010 S. J. Wickham.