Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 25 – 31 March 2018
“He was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.”
– Romans 4:25
The cross during the ancient times is a symbol of death, humiliation and pain. It is an execution method developed by the Romans that were reserved for criminals with high degree of crime against the empire. At that time, being crucified is synonymous with slow death and fear.
However, for Christians, the cross is a symbol of salvation. It is a symbol of our sins that were paid by the One who was crucified on it – Jesus Christ. His sacrifice signifies the intensity of our sinfulness and the plan of God to save us from it. In its place, His Son will bear the cross and be crucified on it. He wasn’t supposed to be there, but He was to save us.
It is also important to note that while He was crucified, He was first scourged on the pillar. He was made to carry His cross on to Calvary and died. All of this for us to be saved from our sins. He went down to us to give us the Good News for everyone.
In this season of Lent, we are all encouraged to repent on our sins, reflect on our actions and follow Christ. This is a season of preparation for the renewal of our faith in the coming Easter. Let us be a part of it.
The cross symbolizes both our sins and the love of God for us.