What Brings You to the Cross?

Written by Lynn Mosher

“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?’” John 11:25-26 (NKJV)

What brought others to the cross? Love. Duty. Anger. Curiosity. Doubting. Mocking.

What brings you to the cross? Love? Gratitude? Duty? Anger? Doubt? Pride? Mocking?

Do you come weeping in pain, sorrow, or loss? Emptied of hopes and dreams? Feeling lost in your circumstances?

Without the cross, there would be no Garden of Easter Gladness to lift you up, to wipe away your tears, to remove your grave clothes of fear and depression. Walk that trail from the cross to Easter’s Garden of resurrection. See your Savior Jesus standing there, waiting for you.

He compassionately whispers your name and says, “Do not wear the grave-clothes stained with the tears of grief. Come into my garden of beauty and I will give you the robe of Easter’s resurrection gladness. Take my hand and let me lead you along the path to life everlasting. I will never leave you nor forsake you. I gave my life that you might live eternally with me.”

Jesus brings us hope of resurrection as on that first Easter morn. He says, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26 NKJV)

Do you believe this? What brings you to the cross?

Father, Help me to experience the salvation and forgiveness of the cross, the power of the resurrection, and embrace the risen life in a new way this Easter season. Amen

Take Action:

Is there a hurt or disappointment that you are holding on to today? Place it at the foot of the cross. Accept the balm that Jesus so freely offers.  Remember, God gives second chances.

Tags: Easter

6 Responses to “What Brings You to the Cross?”

  • Shelley says:

    Jesus’s love and compassion for me.

  • Jennifer says:

    Hi Gail….don not wear grave clothes comes from John 11:44..and he WHO died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them…loose him and let him go!

  • Gail says:

    Where did you get the quote that begins, “Do not wear the grave clothes…” ?

  • Doris Beck Doris Beck says:

    Thank you Sabanus and Jennifer for taking the time to comment on today’s Devotional! It is indeed a blessing to receive these daily devotions which challenge us in our walk with the Lord!

    As you said Jennifer, I too am grateful for the resurrection power found at the cross!

  • Jennifer says:

    I am so grateful that Jesus gives me a new hope everyday! Knowing that I can lay all my burdens at the foot of the cross and believing that He is renewing my heart mind spirit body and soul is the greatest gift ever!! I love you Jesus and I thank you for the resurection power found at the cross…amen!!

  • sabanus Dabbason says:

    It is love that brought Jesus to the cross because of mankind and for me to love somebody the Him loves us.

    Thank you this programme which will surely bring people closer to our creator.

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