Last night in Youth we looked at Luke 23: 26-43 and we talked about the “Three Crosses” and the people who died on each one. On the middle Cross was a man (Jesus) who lived a perfect sinless life. Remember that Jesus came to earth as a Man, He became one of us. He had the opportunity to sin just like you and I have the opportunity to sin but he didn’t. But not only did Jesus live a sinless life, he did a lot of great things. He forgave people, he did miracles, he was a friend to sinners, he taught people about God and the Old Testament Scriptures, on and on and on, we could list many great things that Jesus did. He lived a great life of caring more for others than himself.
The next man was one who yelled insults at Jesus as they were there on the Cross. He made fun of Jesus and ridiculed him.
And then the third man asked Jesus for forgiveness and Jesus said, today you will be with me in paradise. However this second man, eventhough he asked for forgiveness he didn’t have th opprotunity to do a lot of good in this world. Now, he did rebuke the second guy and told him that they deserved punishment and Jesus didn’t but still he just didn’t have the opportunity to do a lot of good.
All of us are instructed by Jesus to take up our cross daily and follow Him. Which Cross Are You On?
You Think About That.