Jesus Christ was the one who started by taking on his shoulders a heavy cross, carrying our sins on Him, carrying that burden so heavy that it was impossible for us to carry. Through carrying that cross He broke down that wall that man built in Eden, which separated us from God. Praise be our Lord, who endured all the reproach for our transgressions.
Jesus’ love for his creatures was not based on how good we were or how many good works we possessed, his love was beyond what we can think. The heavy death of Christ on the cross is impressive, since it is so difficult for us to love our enemies, those who harm us, those who do not help us at the time we need them, however, Jesus carried that heavy cross for people who loved sin, for haters of the truth, for a totally depraved man. Is not this glorious? Yes, it is the most incredible news ever heard before. Christ gave his life for sinful men, who did not deserve forgiveness.
That cross does not stop at the scene of the Calvary, where its second blood was spilled, oh yes, precious blood spilled, where the nails were placed in his beautiful hands, where to one voice all the audience exclaimed: “crucify him!”, where at that moment a new curtain opened in history, the most moving moment in the history of mankind, where the righteous gave his life for sinners, where the innocent was treated as guilty, where the Saint was treated like a criminal. No! That cross does not stop at that majestic moment, but we must also continue to carry the cross of Christ, because our own Master Jesus Christ said:
Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.
Sometimes we forget that we have a cross to carry, and at times of day to day we put it to rest and we forget the sacrifice of Christ and step on his blood, doing things that are not pleasing to God, and we know it.
We must be careful to despise the mighty blood of Christ and to this the author of the Hebrews tells us:
13 For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh,
14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
15 And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
Brothers, let us not tread the blood of Christ in our day to day life, rather, we invite you to take the cross every day and put Christ on hold at every moment of our lives. We assure you that there is no greater treasure than this.