If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross and follow me…. Mathew 16:24″
This verse pierced my heart. As I reread the above verse, the Holy spirit whispered to me, “Where is your cross? This question permeated throughout my entire being….”
It was dark and a sombre day in the outskirts of Jerusalem. On a hill just outside the city walls, a Man who’d been attracting crowds of eager followers for the past three years hung in disgrace and unbearable pain on a rough wooden cross. Mourners wept openly and wailed in sorrow. The light of the sun no longer brightened the afternoon sky. And the intense suffering of the Man on the Cross ended when He cried out in a loud voice, “It is finished” — Matthew 27:50, John 19:30
At that very moment, another sound came from the great temple across town — The sound of ripping fabric. Miraculously , without human intervention, the huge, thick veil that separated the outer temple from the Holy of Holies tore in two from top to bottom — That torn curtain symbolised the reality of the Cross….
The deep love that our Lord Jesus demonstrated through His death on the cross frees us from the debt of our sins and opens the way for our reconciliation with God. His forgiveness empowers us to FORGIVE others, as we cannot forgive in our own strength and ask Him to help us. When we love others because our Savior loves them and forgives, because He has forgiven us, God gives us strength to let go of the past and walk forward with Him into a beautiful place of grace.
If you feel like this is you, Leave a ❤ if you will let go of something that no longer serves you. Often times we get so confused of what letting go means. To let go of something that is no good for you, does not mean getting angry or upset. It simply means telling yourself that your values does not align with “that something” and its time to let go and be done with it. And that’s okay.
Blessings and Love…😊🙏