Tuesday, March 10, 2015


The town of Edmond, Oklahoma, has a hole in its city seal.  There used to be a cross in that spot, reflecting their Christian heritage.  But, according to World Magazine, after losing a lawsuit that cost the city nearly a quarter of a million dollars, that significant part of Edmond’s history was expunged from the record.  Rather than replace the cross with a more ‘politically correct’ symbol, the city leaders opted to leave its place in the seal empty… a silent witness to the court’s foolish and unnecessary decision to divorce itself from a Christian past. 
You know, there are some today who are militantly opposed to the cross.  They see Jesus as a threat to their belief system, their immoral life choices, their secret ambitions and their unrestrained freedom; so they are taking extreme measures to eliminate the cross from public life.  In so doing, they are undermining the foundation of our heritage and our hope. 

The Apostle Paul wrote, “I say this now with tears: Many live as enemies of the cross of Christ.  Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame.  Their mind it on earthly things.  But, our citizenship is in heaven.  And we eagerly await a Savior from there.”  The cross is a tangible symbol of our past sins being forgiven and our future hope of heaven.
When John Browning saw a great bronze cross towering over the ruins of a cathedral that had been destroyed by a deadly typhoon, he wrote these words: “In the cross of Christ I glory, towering over the wrecks of time.  All the light of sacred story, gathers around its head sublime.”
Pray with me… Father God, help us Lord to never, ever lose our submission to the Christ of the cross of Calvary.  In His name, amen.

Pastor Ken

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