Monday, February 19, 2007

Keep the cross in your chapel

Those of us in the Williamsburg area are very familiar with a current controversy. The President of William and Mary decided to remove the cross from the Wren Chapel at the college, to create a sense of tolerance and welcome for those of other religious and philosophical persuasions. This ignited a firestorm of reaction from alumni and friends of the college, who insist that the cross be replaced. Recently it caused me to reflect on how vigilantly we guard the cross in our heart. As people who have invited the Lord Jesus to come into the chapel of our heart, I wonder if we don't try to take Him out when we fail to make time to listen to Him, to worship Him, to obey Him. Worse yet, we may take Him out of our chapel when we adopt, without question, the values of the world and display very little contrast to those who are without Christ.

Returning the cross to Wren Chapel has merit, but returning the cross of Christ to our own chapel is critical!

Luke 9:23 Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.


Rob Smith

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