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The Cross

Do you know, girls and boys, that long ago the cross was the most repulsive thing in the world?. It had none of the charm and beauty that is now woven about it. But from the day that Jesus was crucified on the cross it took on new meaning, and it has grown in charm and power until I think we all agree that it is the most beautiful sight in the world.

Out in Colorado, high up the side of a mountain, where the snow never melts in the crevices, may be seen two long ravines, one straight up and down, the other straight across. The snow is packed into those ravines all through the year, and lifting the eyes one may see upon the lofty mountain side the Holy Cross.

In the summer seas, one of the things that mariners are guided by and that tourists look for, is the Southern Cross. There it is, fashioned by the position of the stars in the clear skies of the tropics.

There are many men who wear a cross as a watch fob. There are women who wear a cross as a pendant about the neck. This is an outward sign of an inner devotion. The important thing, my dear young Christians, is to have the cross, its power and meaning, stamped upon one's heart. Is that where you wear the Saviour's cross?

REFLECTION:  Ask or tell the kids what does the cross mean.  How can Jesus' dying on the cross be meaningful to them?

MEMORY VERSE: I Corinthians 1: 18

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto them which are saved it is the power of God.

KIDS' CRAFT: Some craft with the Cross theme in mind that kids can do.  See particular link for instructions.
Simple Cross Coloring Page
Egg carton cross
Yarn Crosses
More Cross crafts for kids from Danielle's Place.


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