Isn’t it amazing that if you are looking for a cross you can find one?
Look at a door, the beams on your ceiling, a window, telephone poles, electric poles, fences, bridges. They all contain a cross within.
I think our sweet Jesus died on the Cross so that as the years went by and generations passed, reminders of His love for us would surround us.
Through it I think He is whispering, “Remember Me, I love you. Don’t worry about what she said, what he said, what they did, or what you didn’t do, just think of Me and smile through your tears.”
Imagine that someone close to you (Jay) took the blame for something that a friend of his did (Evan). Imagine that Jay got into big trouble at school and Evan took none of the blame.
If you were Jay’s parent or guardian would Evan be welcome in your house after this?
- Would your answer change if you could see that Jay truly loved Evan regardless of how Evan felt?
- Would your answer change if you could see that Jay truly loved Evan and you could see that Evan truly loved Jay?
- Would your answer change if Evan apologized to both you and Jay for what he had done?
- Would your answer change if Evan confessed his guilt at school and was give the same punishment that Jay already received?
How far must Evan go in order to be welcomed back into your house?
Thinking about this scenario really helps me put into perspective why I think we are only welcome in God the Father’s house through Jesus. Jesus loves us, but God loves Jesus so much that he is willing to open His door only to those who truly love His Son.
Maybe our own personal answers to the above questions will help us see what God’s answer would be for us to enter His house?
Thank you Jesus for taking all of the blame and loving us so much!