Today I will finally “get it” that the cross is the gateway to Christ, which is the gateway to God, which is the gateway to eternal companionship with our Maker. The gateway was not Christ’s miracles, not His words, nor His life prior to the cross.
It only makes sense that God, by whom and for whom everything exists, would choose to bring many of us to His side by using suffering to perfect Jesus, the founder of our faith, the pioneer of our salvation.
because You have given Me total authority over humanity. I have come bearing the plentiful gifts of God; and all who receive Me will experience everlasting life, a new intimate relationship with You (the one True God) and Jesus the Anointed (the One You have sent).
Today I will walk through the cross to behold God’s altar.