August 31, 2018
The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing,
but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:17-25)
The image of the cross is difficult for us. It represents the suffering and death of Jesus. However, with that suffering and death we were given a gift – a gift of new life, hope, and unconditional love.
There are two messages here: First, we see clearly just how much God loves us. Second, we understand the power of sacrifice. Sacrifice, while often painful, opens doors for us. We know this and understand this because we ourselves have been saved as a result of the sacrifice offered by Jesus – “to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”