THAT CROSS ON THE HILL
This world needs to review and reconsider that cross on the hill.
If you have found the cross, you have found the greatest treasure imaginable.
The enormity of the treasure deepens when we realize that Jesus died for sinners like us –
inconceivable but true. I pause to say, “Lord Jesus, thank you for taking my place on that
cross on the hill.”
I marvel in the thought that Jesus did not come riding on the clouds. I am amazed that Jesus
was born in a stable, not in a palace. I am dumbfounded that he took only three years to
establish himself as the greatest Man that ever lived.
I am blown away that Jesus healed the sick, raised the dead, forgave sins and taught
parables that still turn people from their wicked ways today. Yet, Jesus took it all for you and
The pounding and the knocks, the scourging and the strikes, the brutal and inhumane
torture, followed by an illegal midnightly trial and a heart-breaking crucifixion.
The nails through his hands and feet must have been beyond traumatic and painful. Multiple
spasms racketeering through his body dangling in mid-air; the crown of thorns mercilessly
banged into his head; the spear vehemently pierced through his side; the cramps viciously
tormenting his noble body; the mockery, the humiliation and the indignity he suffered …
A broken heart, a broken soul, a broken body – for you, for me.
Today I pause to say, “Lord Jesus, thank you for taking my place on that cross on the hill.”
Romans 5:8 (NIV) “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still
sinners, Christ died for us.”
That cross on the hill – By David C Jantjies