The cross symbolises creation’s restoration.
What Does the Cross Have to Do with Me?
Many people in the world really cannot fathom why a man who died in relative obscurity over 2,000 years ago has anything to do with them and the situation they find themselves in right now.
But when you read the gospels you will see a story that sees the cross as the climax of a much larger story – the story of the Bible, the story of Israel, and the story of how God redeems his creation.
The Cry of Victory
Jesus‘ death was not a defeat, but a victory. Jesus knew his work was once and for all, and so as Leon Morris puts it, Jesus died with the cry of the Victor on his lips: “It is finished”. Jesus became a curse for us and was separated from God so that we would never have to know the horror of eternal punishment for sin. He reversed evil’s curse over us.
This is the larger story we need to understand in order to truly grasp the meaning of the cross for our lives today.
That’s what the cross means.
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