Just Wondering…

I was just wondering what you thought about a cross. You know what I mean, not the talisman you wear around your neck to make you feel good about yourself. Nor the emblem you had tattooed to your buttocks. Perhaps you did not realize that it represents a horrendous torture device that slowly and painfully suffocated its victims over days of agony. It was used to murder the one who willingly died for you and loves you. Perhaps you wear a crucifix that continually keeps him nailed and suffering for your pleasure. I know some will say that it reminds them of what he did for all mankind, but really. Perhaps rather than wearing a cross or crucifix outside around your neck or emblazoned on your ornery hide, maybe you should seriously think about placing the one who died on it inside you instead. Those who truly have do not need graphic reminders of murder and torture, they have the one who died on the cross living in them through his presence. Which is more important, the cross or the empty tomb? Of course, it would hard to wear a tomb around one’s neck, but it makes one wonder…

Pastor Lee Hemen has been the outspoken pastor of the same church for 27 years in Vancouver, WA. He writes regularly on spirituality and conservative causes and maintains several web blogs. This article is copyrighted © 2012 by Lee Hemen and is the sole property of Lee Hemen, and may not be used unless you quote the entire article and have my permission.

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