– Take up the Cross

John 19:17 says, “And He, bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha.” When Jesus took up His cross, He was carrying more than wood. Unknown to the many spectators that day, Jesus was carrying the sins of mankind, facing the punishment those sins deserved, which He was about to suffer on man’s behalf. Taking up our cross, an instrument of death means dying to self in order to live as completely new creations.

Hold the large piece of wood while worshiping and thanking God for the newness you have in Christ.

Song: The Stand