My arms are still shaking from the work today. Missouri doesn’t have dirt, it has rock. Lots and lots of rock. And today my son and I dug 30 inches down into that rock at the little church. It’s step one in operation “raise up the cross”.
Our cross is a fallen tree we found laying at the bottom of the hill. The long piece is 25 feet long and 10 inches at the base. The short piece is about 8 feet long.
It’s not going to be easy raising this thing up. We could have picked a smaller tree – there are many to choose from out there. But we want our cross to be noticed. We want people to point at it and wonder about what is happening at “that little abandoned church”. We want the hearts of God’s people to swell up with joy when they drive down our dead end road to the trail head. We want our cross to be seen! We want our cross – our life and our work – to disrupt and confront everything that is upside down in the lives of the people who see it.
No Cross – no Church. No Groom – no Bride. No Jesus – no Life.
Jesus gave us our identity when He conquered death. If we reject Him, we take on the identity of sin, there is no other existence. You’re either alive or you’re dead. What story is your life telling?
“I’ve come to start a fire on this earth—how I wish it were blazing right now! I’ve come to change everything, turn everything rightside up—how I long for it to be finished! Do you think I came to smooth things over and make everything nice? Not so. I’ve come to disrupt and confront!”
Luke 12:49-51 (MSG)
The cross turns everything rightside up. As a Believer I see life when I see the cross. And I want scenes like this to be scenes of hope, not devastation…Do you see the potential I see here?
Happy April 1st! Spring is here, Easter is coming, and The Grace Mask is ready to help you raise up THE Cross of Christ in your life through your story! All eyes on The Groom!