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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

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Our Daily Bread
September 11, 2007

Lead Them To The Cross

God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Galatians 6:14

Many heart-touching stories were circulated after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. None seems more spiritually significant than that of ironworker Frank Silecchia. As he was helping to recover bodies, Frank noticed two steel beams in the shape of a cross standing upright in the middle of all the debris.

Appointing himself as the curator of that striking symbol of God’s love, he often took heartbroken visitors to see it. Many of them were comforted by the silent testimony to the divine Presence in the worst of tragedies. One day when journalist Barbara Walters came with tearful friends who had lost a son in the catastrophe, Frank simply led them to the cross.

The answer to the world’s terrible pain and evil is not a philosophical argument or a theological treatise. The all-sufficient answer is Calvary’s cross, where in fathomless grace Jesus, the incarnate God, took upon Himself the burden of our sins and bore them “in His own body on the tree, that we . . . might live for righteousness” (1 Peter 2:24).

If you have not been led to Calvary’s cross, let me take you there. He died for you and then rose again. Believe in Him and you will be saved (1 Cor. 1:21).

They are nailed to the cross, they are nailed to the cross! O how much He was willing to bear. With what anguish and loss, Jesus went to the cross,But He carried my sins with Him there. —Breck

The pathway to heaven begins at the foot of the cross.

Devotion written by : Vernon C. Grounds

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