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