Every religion and ideology has its visual symbol, which illustrates a significant feature of its history or beliefs. From the second century onwards, the simple cross has become the chosen global symbol of Christianity. It takes us to the very heart of the Christian gospel, that is Jesus dying the death we deserved to die for our sin. No cross – no salvation from sin. The good news is that when we repent of our sin and trust in Christ as Saviour, we are forgiven and restored to his favour with the promise of eternal life.
‘Love never fails’ – When you hear those words, you automatically look for the bride. And you couldn’t have a better guide for your marriage than this chapter – it’s an ideal definition of true love. But Paul didn’t write this chapter for weddings alone!! These words tell us that love is a person. They describe the amazing and wonderful love that Jesus has for everyone. Love is a power that picks us up and sweeps us off our feet and completely changes us, making us the kind of people God wants us to be.
Jesus Christ on the cross is the perfect fulfilment of this magnificent description of perfect love! On the cross He became love for you. Energised by this love his followers are sent out to bring this love to the world.