Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Weight of the Cross

Jesus Carrying the Cross ClipartAs a writer, I'm always looking for article ideas, so I've set up several alerts on Google to notify me of new entries relating to my areas of interest. One such notification came through today from a news story in the Lehigh Acres Citizen, a local newspaper in Lehigh Acres, Florida.

According to this report, the ministerial association in Lehigh is planning a "Cross Walk" to commemorate Easter and kick off their combined Easter service in the park. Several of the local clergy will be carrying a huge wooden cross through the town, traveling a total of about five miles. Because of the size and weight of the cross, the clergy are considering how to transport the cross, some even suggesting that wheels or rollers be added because they may be unable to bear the cross without them.

Aren't we glad that Christ was able to bear His cross for us? The cross that would ultimately bring the salvation of the world was carried solely on Jesus' back. And while His walk down the via dolorosa (the way of suffering) was only about 1/2 mile, for the most part He carried that cross alone. Yes, Simon of Cyrene was forced to help for a bit, but the weight of the cross which would save humanity was on Christ.

Praise God for His salvation as we move toward Resurrection Sunday. Oh, what a Savior!


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