The Cross Marks the Spot

As a Christian, I’ve often had a problem with the use of the word “passion.” I guess it always reminded me of the kind mentioned in 2 Timothy 2:22, which is:

“So flee youthful passions (lusts; desires) and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.”

Therefore, when I saw the phrase, “Passion led us here,” I envisaged someone running madly after ambitious dreams or some new craze that would be here today and gone the next. And I wondered, “Now, how can that sort of passion lead to a good destination?”

But the more I looked at the photo (featured), the more I thought about the full-grown, pure type of passion which Jesus demonstrates.

His passion and obedience led Him to become like one of us, to give mercy where none was deserved, to die our death so that we may share in His life, and to be rejected so that we may have acceptance. And now He is at the right hand of the Father, interceding for us and showing us the way forward through His own example.

It was no fleeting fancy that caused Jesus to allow His hands and feet to be nailed to the cross – it was complete devotion to doing what pleased His Father. And that true passion led to Him being crowned King of Kings.

None of us have made it to our destination yet… but God has led us this far and He will complete what He has started. So let’s pursue Him!

Here’s a chance to share your story! How has the passion of Christ led you to this point in your life? Leave a comment below.

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