Carry Your Cross

28 Apr

So I work with this totally awesome woman named Paula. She always dresses incredibly (SUPER AMAZING), and she’s got such a sweet spirit. Well today we were talking about Jesus and the sacrifice he made. We were talking about how heavy we feel around Easter time to think that God sent his son to do something so amazing for us! We should be BEYOND thankful.But anywho… we were talking about the Cross….
And what it means to carry your cross.

Well Friends, Mark 8:34- 36 states,
34 When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 35 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. 36 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? angels.”

Jesus was calling us to forget about ourselves, let go of ourselves, deny ourselves, pick up that cross and follow him. Jesus was sentenced to death on the cross because of who he was, the decisions he made, and the life he lived. My fabulous Co-worker, Paula, that I told you about said she truly believes that carrying the cross is about taking everything with you, your decisions, your struggles, your everything, and carrying it, “hence the cross”. How powerful is that when we think of it like that. Jesus carried his cross, and died on the cross. This means, if we truly follow Christ as we should, deny ourselves, we have to come to grips with the decisions we’ve made, the path in life that we’ve gone down, and carry those things with us to our death. We need not forget our past, what we’ve been through, nor deny it. We simply need to carry it and follow him.

Jesus is so wonderful. That’s why Im’ always talking about him. To think of what he did for us… Man… Let’s carry our crosses despite what they may represent or mean for each of us.

Mrs. Spj

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