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Cross walk

Posted by Tim :: Ministry News

I carried a cross on campus today. And I'm telling ya... what a mix of emotions.

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First there was paranoia (what are people going to think of me), then there was embarrassment/ shame (I'm lugging a cross through campus like some kind of fool), then there was pain (this thing is getting heavy and it's digging into my shoulder), and lastly there was joy (it's for you, Jesus, because you did it for me... for real).

It was such an encouragement to come alongside my Navigator brothers (Brian, Luke and Andy) and my Rock brothers (Tony and Nate) who "chose to share the oppression of God’s people instead of enjoying the fleeting pleasures of sin" (Heb. 11:25).

During Tony Hill’s time carrying the cross, we passed by Evan. A young man I had a long talk with about spiritual things and shared the gospel and my testimony with just last Saturday. He’s dabbling in Buddhism and had a lot of the classic arguments against Christ and Christianity. I prayed for him.
During my time carrying the cross, I passed by a BBQ tent with music playing and people mingling and enjoying life. What a contrast, yet I have a food that they know nothing about. They ate and will get hungry again. (Nothing worth blogging about there.) I carried a cross in honor of my Lord and Savior. An act that was so satisfying to my soul that I had to share it.

So I encourage you guys to pick up your cross and join God's people in identifying with the One "who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame" (Heb. 12:2) You can take your turn today (Wednesday) and Thursday from 9:45 AM - 12:45 PM, and on Good Friday from 7:45 AM - 2:15 PM.
Just show up at the Campanile and they will arrive shortly to transfer the cross to someone else. It only takes 15 minutes to walk the line.
Brian said he will do it the entire time if no one else shows up to share the load. I hope it doesn't come to that, but I appreciate his faith and love for Christ.


Comments

Thanks for sharing this with us Tim. It is so humbeling to put ourselves in HIs place - Bob and I just read the passion (again) and are always affected by the love and endurance OUr God has for us. Happy Easter - He is Risen!! Love and God bless - mom \o/\o/

Posted by: mom borseth at April 13, 2006 03:20 PM
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