When we first heard of Christ’s sacrifice

What feelings did it evoke?

Were we angry and rejected same

Or did we allow the thoughts to soak?

Were we cross at the prospect

That a Savior is required?

Or were we delighted with the good news

And with joy we were inspired?

The cross is foolishness indeed

To those who are perishing,

Since the Gentiles seek after wisdom

And the philosophies this brings.

Philosophies won’t fill that hole

Neither will riches or status too,

Because we’re created to have a relationship

With a holy God so pure and true.

The cross is a stumbling block

To the beloved chosen ones,

Because Christ the Messiah did not represent

The political savior to come.

When we’re cross at the cross

The question should be asked,

Why does it bring upheaval

With unsettling thoughts so vast?

The cross is a gift to us

Whether we realise this or not,

Because it’s where we cross to eternal life

And delivered from sin and rot.

If we’re cross at the cross

And reject the Savior of our soul,

We’re doing ourselves injustice

With eternal consequences behold!

But when we cross at the cross

Eternal life we’ll see,

Because it’s the bridge that fills the gap

Where God’s redemption it will be.

So if we become disturbed

When we hear of Christ’s sacrifice,

Let’s examine and analyse our heart

So we’re set free from all the lies.

The day Christ resurrected

Is one to be celebrated indeed,

And although He suffered greatly

It was for us to intercede.

So instead of being cross

Let’s rejoice with thanksgiving,

That the cross was used so we can cross

To life with new beginnings.

(C) P.B. 2021

“The cross of Christ will either make us cross, or it will make us cross-over into eternal life.”  P.B

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.  For it is written:  ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.’”  1 Corinthians 1:18-19

“For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness.”  1 Corinthians 1:22-23

“But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty.”  1 Corinthians 1:27

“For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.”  1 Corinthians 2:2

“…that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.”  1 Corinthians 15:3-4