What does a cross mean?
Wikipedia tells us "A cross is a geometrical figure consisting of two intersecting lines or bars, usually perpendicular to each other. The lines usually run vertically and horizontally. A cross of oblique lines, in the shape of the Latin letter X"
Simon Brown led our worship on May 30th and he gave a thought provoking talk based on what a cross means in our lives.
When teachers mark our work - the cross means we have done something wrong.
When we write a birthday card and add some crosses under our name - the crosses symbolise kisses and mean that we love that person.
When we vote in an election we add a cross to the ballot paper - the cross means we are making a choice
The cross on which Jesus was crucified also means the same!
Jesus died to take away our sins - we had done (and still do) things that were wrong, things that went against God's wishes and rules.
God Loves Us and by sending his Son and allowing his death it proved he loves us always.
The death of Jesus meant that God gave us a choice - to believe and follow him and have eternal life or not, we can choose either path because both are available to us.