Maybe you aren’t observing Lent or maybe you have already thrown in the towel this year. I would encourage you today, take at least a moment and give it to God. Reflect on the cross and what it truly represented, not to you but to Christ.
My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? Why are you so far away when I groan for help? But I am a worm and not a man. I am scorned and despised by all! Everyone who sees me mocks me. They sneer and shake their heads, saying, “Is this the one who relies on the Lord ? Then let the Lord save him! If the Lord loves him so much, let the Lord rescue him!” My life is poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart is like wax, melting within me. My strength has dried up like sunbaked clay. My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. You have laid me in the dust and left me for dead. My enemies surround me like a pack of dogs; an evil gang closes in on me. They have pierced my hands and feet. I can count all my bones. My enemies stare at me and gloat. They divide my garments among themselves and throw dice for my clothing.
(Psalms 22:1, 6-8, 14-18 NLT)
Lead me to the cross…