Sunday Meditation: Pick Up Your Cross

Sunday Meditation

Luke 9:23- And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

Today is the day when most people in our country celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at worship sites.  When you think about it, we have heard all the things Dr. King  has done, but I don’t think we think about the service that  he called us to do.

He, like our savior says, ‘Pick up your cross.’

Most of us want to shove our cross away. We don’t want it. We look at it and we abhor it. We reject it. We know that it comes with burdens. We know it comes with scorn and ridicule. This is what true discipleship is all about. It is a life that you live, daily, following after Jesus, your forerunner. What did Jesus do in His daily life? He took up His cross and denied Himself, and in this way, the sin in Him was brought into death.

Taking up your cross daily leads to transformation,