There is a fire burning inside of me. Words that must be written down; however, I don’t know where to begin.
An image has engraved itself on my heart – 21 men walking down a beach. All orchestrated as though it was a Hollywood production – to send a message to the “Cross-bearers” of the world.
I am a Cross-bearer. I make no apology. I am a believer in the One True God. The One who declares Himself as The Only Way, The Only Truth, The Only Life. Jesus the Christ – without any disrespect I say to you today…
Either Jesus Christ IS who He says He is or He is the greatest liar the world has ever known.
And, YOU are the only one who can decide that for yourself. My belief cannot save you. Your mother’s prayer cannot save you. Your father’s faith cannot save you.
You are it.
These 21 brave men believed the Cross was worth dying for.
Today begins the season of Lent – 40 days of ‘giving up’, of denying ourselves of something as we prepare to observe Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection. I believe it to be a good exercise and I have observed Lent for many years.
But, today, I don’t want to lay anything down for 40 days. I want to pick something up. I want to renew my fervor, my sincerity, my devotion to being a cross-bearer.
I refuse to hide His Light under a basket or a guise of political correctness, of not offending others. The Cross is either going to be a comfort or an affront to others.
Everything isn’t beautiful in its own way – like the song said years ago.
There really is right and wrong.
There really is good and evil.
We will be held accountable.
Just because something “feels good” doesn’t mean it is good.
I want to live brave.
I am a cross-bearer.