It Still Stands …

March 15, 2013

“For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18 New American Standard

The cross stands silently against everything you have ever tried or will try to heal all the broken parts of your life. It stands for surrender. It stands for hope. It stands for more love than you can ever imagine. It is mocked as being impotent; a symbol of weakness. And still it stands. The cross shatters every wall in and around your life that would keep you from knowing the indwelling reality of God’s redeeming and restoring love. As one cross-disciple writes: “the cross connects broken people to the love of Christ”(EF). The Gospel of Jesus Christ leads to a cross .. announces real victory over sin .. proclaims forgiveness .. mends broken people .. heals broken hearts .. brings real rest .. and turns un-loved lives into lives filled with beauty and strength. No government can prevail against this cross. No ruler can extinguish its power and message. No heart is outside of its reach and saving power. Your life was worth this cross. It will stand with you and for you forever. It stands for you today. It refreshes .. reminds .. renews .. restores .. and reconciles. And all because Jesus went there for you. That cross is the living reminder of God’s indefatigable love for you. His love never quits .. gives up .. or grows old. Your life and Jesus…? It only takes a moment …

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Cross-claimed followers of Jesus and friends of Priority One (

About Ken Chester

I love seeing Christ become alive and real in someone's life. It is amazing what happens when Jesus moves in and starts to renovate a life. When I'm not riding my road bike, I am usually walking our corgi named Trinity (she came that way) and corgi-lab named Lowrider. Carolyn and I are transforming our backyard. And a book is on the way. ...Stay tuned ... Ken
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