How I Got It Wrong, Maybe: Jesus on the Cross
Well, this past weekend, I found another way of looking at it. I spent the weekend at a Catholic spiritual retreat center. The crosses with Jesus, were everywhere!! However, this time when I saw them, I looked at them differently! I saw a Jesus who was crucified for my sins. I saw a Jesus who became sin, so that I could be the righteousness of God. Jesus who chose to be separated from the father, so that I could have a relationship with him. He was beat, spit on, and mocked, for me!
When I see those crosses now, I don't see what I'm accustomed to seeing. I see a God that loved me so much, that he died on the cross for my sins. He loved me so much, he chose to hang there; even though he was the Son of God. He could have let himself down. He could have changed his mind; but, he didn't. He chose to suffer for me. So, this Holy Week, I am thankful for the image and reminder of the love that was displayed when Jesus hung on the cross! Oh, what love!