Easter Symbols: The Cross
Lastly, and most importantly, is the symbol of the cross.
It seems strange to many people that Christians cherish a symbol of the instrument on which Jesus died.
For believers, however, the cross symbolizes the profound depth of God’s love – that he would send his only Son to die for our sins. Because of the cross, we are forgiven for our sins, we are adopted as sons, and we are promised eternal life with God.
The cross is a reminder, not of defeat, but of victory–victory over death.
We can embrace the cross as an “instrument of death” because death has lost its sting. For “by his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also!” (1 Corinthians 6:14).
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