Cross people and the outsiders…

March 25, 2014

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

The cross never fits into this world. It always stands out .. stands apart .. and stands alone. There is nothing else to compare with this shape. It stands for death .. a unique death .. a one-of-kind death. It’s rejected by any and all who want to hold on to their lives. But to those who are tired of running .. tired of trying to make life work .. and tired of lying about themselves .. find God’s power to a new life. The cross stands for all the true space that your life will ever need. It’s big enough to contain the universe and powerful enough to change your life. There’s room for YOUR life .. all the room you need .. with all the time that’s needed. You don’t find yourself becoming proud of what you’ve done or taking credit for what you’ve found at that cross. You find yourself approachable .. believing that grace is life-changing .. and discovering that you don’t have to hide or run anymore. The cross isn’t a quick fix or shortcut. It’s God keeping his word when it comes to your life. And as for you and Jesus today…? It only takes a moment …

“So spacious is he, so roomy, that everything of God finds its proper place in him without crowding. Not only that, but all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe — people and things, animals and atoms — get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies, all because of his death, his blood that poured down from the cross.” Colossians 1:19-20 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to CrossFit followers of Jesus (kchesterp1@gmail.com)

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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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