The Cross is Disappearing
One Morning, I picked up my son and his little legs wrapped around my waist. He grabbed ahold of my gold cross around my neck. He stared briefly before saying, “Momma, the cross.” To which I exclaimed, “Yes son, good job!”
He was two. I was impressed by his vocabulary.
Then he started flipping the cross back and forth in his hand saying, “Momma, the cross is disappearing.”
What a strange thing for a two year old to say. One day while wearing the necklace, I mindlessly began to trace the cross with my fingertips. The words my son had uttered ran through my mind.
“Yes son you are correct, the cross is disappearing.”
It’s disappearing from our schools.
It’s disappearing from our media.
It’s disappearing from our businesses.
It’s disappearing from our Government.
And it’s even disappearing from our Churches.
All right before our eyes.
But no one can take the crosses of His followers. (Matthew 16:24-25)
And here’s the Good News.
It’s also disappeared from the shoulder of our King.
He’s not coming back dragging His death sentence. (John 19)
He’s coming back in an Almighty, resurrected Glory. (Revelation 19:11)
He’s coming back wielding a sword of righteousness, not a cross of forgiveness. (Revelation 19:15)
He’s coming with an army of angels to claim His people that have taken up their crosses. (Revelation 19:14)
And then we party. (Revelation 19:6-9)