Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. ~Luke 9:23
Though they found no proper ground for a death sentence, they asked Pilate to have him executed. When they had carried out all that was written about him, they took him down from the cross and laid him in a tomb. But God raised him from the dead, and for many days he was seen by those who had traveled with him from Galilee to Jerusalem. They are now his witnesses to our people. ~Acts 13:28-31
Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. ~John 5:24
He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. ~1 Peter 2:24
Lyla Lindquist says
He Himself bore our sins…
Happy Resurrection Day to you, my friend. You bless me.
And you bless me, Lyla. I hope you had a beautiful Easter.
Anne Lang Bundy says
We think that once we’ve died, there shall not be another cross. And then we learn how many more things there are to which we must die, and that whichever way we turn, there shall indeed be another cross.
… take up the cross daily …
So why are we surprised by the many crosses, when we should be looking for them, as a deep see diver?
Good morning, Lord. What cross do you have for me today?
And then we try to climb back on the throne.
Anne Lang Bundy says
You too? But hopefully we do so with less frequency, the longer we walk with our dear King.
Amen. Trying to be my own king tires me out.
Karen Lange says
Pondering His sacrifice today. Thanks for sharing these photos. Reminders are everywhere. Blessings, friend!
And to you, my garden friend.
David Rupert says
I really loved how you found the cross in the everyday. What would our lives be like if this how we lived?
We’d probably have a whole different perspective. 🙂 Nice to see you, David.
Always seeing, that’s you.
So glad for my cross-eyed, Deep-See-Diving friend.
You reflect your Savior.
And you bless me big, my cross-eyed, Y-hearted friend.