Carrying Your Cross

April 8, 2010

Great quote for Sunday by one of my favorite preachers of the past, Dr. Ray Stedman

If you belong to Jesus, every day will have its cross, every day will have something you ought to do but you don’t feel like doing. That is your cross. “He who follows me must take up his cross daily and follow me,” Luke 9:23). Every day has its bit of death in order that it might bring forth life. The end result is a life so glorious, so complete, so obviously what we were made for that I can hardly find the words to describe it. But the testimony of millions is that it’s all true. Life comes only out of death.

If you belong to Jesus, every day will have its cross, every day will have something you ought to do but you don’t feel like doing. That is your cross. “He who follows me must take up his cross daily and follow me,” Luke 9:23). Every day has its bit of death in order that it might bring forth life. The end result is a life so glorious, so complete, so obviously what we were made for that I can hardly find the words to describe it. But the testimony of millions is that it’s all true. Life comes only out of death.