“And this is the amoeba.”
I lifted my arms and created a large circle. I then opened my mouth. I was demonstrating to my medical school classmates the appearance of a parasite we had just learned in our microbiology class. I created poses for every major parasite. It was my way to memorize the appearance of these organisms that may potentially cause deadly diseases. It was necessary since I do not frequently encounter these organisms and I needed a way to quickly recall these pathogens.
Thankfully, I do not need to create elaborate gestures and poses when I need to remember what God has done for me. Of all the symbols of Christianity, none is more pervasive or powerful as the image of the Cross. When Jesus Christ lived on this earth, it was a symbol of death, reserved to execute the worst criminals in the Roman empire. It was not something to be revered; it was to be reviled. Jesus Christ died the most painful and humiliating death on this Cross to receive God’s punishment for our sins that we rightfully deserve. Jesus Christ transformed the cross from a sign of ignominy to a glorious sign of redemption.
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 (NSAB)
A wise person once wrote, “Only Jesus could build a bridge to Heaven with two pieces of wood.”
And this is the Cross.
Praise God for His unending love, grace, and mercy to all who place their trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Love and trust in the Lord; seek His will in your life.