Christ made His way to the Cross with unstoppable determination like He walked on the waves of the sea. He strode on the waves of hate and the foaming anger of men as merely a means to achieve His purposes and reach His goal. Rome, Israel, kings, rulers and scheming priests – the wisdom of God in Christ made fools of them all like a father playing hide and seek with his 2 year old son. The special glory of Jesus Christ was the Cross. The only way to reveal His glory in its true character and substance was in the crimson drops of His own precious blood. Those blood drops are the alphabet from which God writes salvation and glory. O glory, hallelujah! Aren’t you glad? REINHARD BONNKE
May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death–even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
If you refuse to take up your cross and follow me, you are not worthy of being mine.
Matthew 10:38 (NLT)