Let us consider the cross.
I am not sure when the last time you read an account of the crucifixion of Jesus or even thought about it. I know for me it feels like I have been so busy, and my thoughts have been on so many other things. A lot of my conversations and topics in my doctoral program are very detailed and require a lot of thinking power. I have had a headache almost every day for the past week because of it. But as I was reading this morning, I was reminded of a simple truth. Jesus died on the cross for my sin and the sin of the world. What a wonderful thing to think about. So, I went and read in Luke 23, where Jesus was on the cross right before He died.
44 "It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three, 45 because the sun’s light failed. The curtain of the sanctuary was split down the middle. 46 And Jesus called out with a loud voice, 'Father, into your hands I entrust my spirit.' Saying this, he breathed his last." (Luke 23:44-46 CSB).