Unlimited: The Cross Is An Invitation

Dec 14, 2016 1048

We… see Jesus… crowned with glory and honour because He suffered death, so that by the grace of God, He might taste death for everyone (Hebrews 2:9, NIV).

I love to travel, and whenever I travel, I love to visit churches, especially those awe-inspiring cathedrals in Europe. I once drove from the Netherlands through Brussels, and right into southern France, and then back to the Netherlands, just to visit churches that I’d only ever seen in post-cards. And what was nuts about it was that I did it all in a weekend!

But beautiful buildings are not what Christianity is about.

Jesus didn’t die in a quiet place of meditation and reflection, but beside a busy road. In this way, He showed us that we must all eventually face Him and His sacrifice.

Jesus didn’t die under the roof of a beautiful temple, but under an open sky. In this way, He showed us that He died for all, and that His sacrifice knows no walls or boundaries.

Jesus didn’t die between two beautiful pieces of art, but between two wretched criminals. In this way, He showed us that He could think of no better place to be than with the broken and the lost.

The essence of Christianity is not found in any building, but in a person, our Saviour Jesus Christ. It is an open invitation to all, to believe and to live. – Eliezer Gonzalez

Eli’s Reflection: We’ve been considering how Calvary has no boundaries. Take a moment to reflect about the boundaries that you put around Christianity. Who do you rule in, and whom do you rule out? Does the Cross challenge you at all on those things?

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