The Cross, Light and Hope

Cross light hopeI enjoyed a fantastic walk today with my wonderful wife and during the walk we went past this cross.

The sun was shining and I was inspired by the way that the light was shining on and around it. It was a wonderful reminder that the death of Jesus on the cross was a moment that offers hope and light to the whole of humanity.

Cross bright light hopeI took a second picture from a slightly different angle with the light behind the cross which resulted in a much darker picture. When Jesus was on the cross things felt dark, but the light of God was shining brighter than ever. Everything looked like it had failed, but the way back to God was being won through Jesus’ sacrifice.

You can read more about what Jesus’ death accomplished here.

If you feel like you are in a dark place at the moment then I hope that these pictures will remind you of the truth from the Bible that the light of God is shining brightly.

If you are going through a hard time, my prayer is that you will look to God instead of giving in to despair.

These two pictures are of the same location but because they are taken from slightly different angle, result the results look different. As we look to God we can see things from a different perspective. We may not always find a reason why, but we can be inspired by the light and hope that come from God.

If you are interested, the cross is located at the Salvation Army’s training centre in Hadleigh and the tea rooms next to it looked great.

These two pictures are freely available for anyone to reuse as long as the text isn’t removed from them and that a link is included to this page.

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About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Baptist Minister who is especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century. I am also a member of the Eastern Baptist Association's Council with responsibility for Mission Strategy.
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