Original Posting At http://soundbitesministry.blogspot.com/2018/08/the-power-of-cross.html
“For 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 1:18 NIV)
Author Max Lucado has written, “Being religious without knowing the cross is like owning a Mercedes with no motor.” As I thought about that for a minute I got the image that the Mercedes I am sitting in is stopped on the tracks at a railroad crossing. I will be fine and comfortable for a period of time. I can listen to great music as I relax on my plush leather seats. Pretty package, but where is the power to escape the Judgment Train that is coming? It may not be in sight yet, but I’ve heard the whistle. “For the wages of sin is death,” writes Paul, “but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23 NRSV) The cross is the engine that gives me the power to escape certain tragedy. Thanks be to God for this powerful gift in Jesus Christ!
— Rev. David T. Wilkinson