Whose cross do you carry?
Picking up our cross with Christ
We all carry crosses. Some of them might be pretty obvious. Other crosses may be hidden from everyone except God and you. But the big question to ask about your cross is: Whose is it?
Whose cross do you carry? Do you carry a cross made from your own hands? A cross fashioned from the guilt of your unconfessed sin an nailed together with sorrow? Or do you carry the cross of Christ? A cross that binds you to Our Lord when you pick it up daily?
What does your cross do? Do you carry a cross that with every step of the journey, it brings you closer to Christ? Or do you carry a cross alone so that every step leaves you wondering where Christ is? Christ tells us that His yoke is easy and His burden is light. If you give your sorrows to Him, He can turn them into joy - and your cross will leave you praising God.
How do you carry your cross? Do you carry it sacrificially, as Our Lord once did? Do you look to His example of love and obedience to the Father as He struggled up Calvary? Or do you use your cross as a source of frustration and complaint? Even the way you carry your cross and bring others back to Christ.
How do you talk about your cross? When someone asks you about your cross, do you smile and tell them about the way you offer your sacrifice up with the Lord and how it brings you closer to Him? Or do you take it as an opportunity to vent frustration and the cross you have?
What are your thoughts on crosses? Let me know in the comments below!