We hear a lot about having a “cross to bear”. But, we are not called to bear the cross. We are called to take up the cross. Jesus has already taken the weight of the cross for us. But, taking up the cross changes us. We die to our desires, our will, everything that separates us from God’s love for us. When we fully experience his love, we go out and love in the way he first loved us, with that same unconditional, without limits love that we have experienced in his Son!
This song, “Lead me to the cross” by Hillsong, shows us how the cross is their to transform us. When we go to the cross there is no way we can ever come back the same. We are encountered by God’s love in its purest form. God’s love for us. We are changed. We are sent out to reflect that love! How might we do that today?