Today we are going to focus specifically on thanking God for the cross. You might find it helpful to get hold of either a picture of a cross or a small physical cross that you can place in front of you to concentrate your thoughts.
Meditation: Start by simply looking at the cross and then think about what Jesus dying on that cross has done for you, for your life, for your everyday ‘going about’. Speak out a few of your thoughts slowly, mulling over the words and truly allowing them to sink in and impact you.
Here are some thoughts you may like to utilise (and personalise) during your meditation:
Whether good, bad, enemies or friends, we each deserved to die as we cannot stand before God in our own righteousness.
And yet, through Christ’s death we are transformed – given a new identity and new standing before God.
We are dressed in Christ’s royal robes rather than our filthy rags.
And we are now free! Free from the clutches of sin and death, free from our enemy’s hold on us.
We can now choose to walk in that close relationship with our loving heavenly Father each moment of every day.
Finish your time of meditation by turning some of the thoughts you had into prayers of thanks to God.