The cross has been given the title “most recognizable symbol in the world”, beating the likes of global giants McDonalds, Apple and Coca Cola.
If you had to ask the average person on the street what they think the cross symbolizes, the most common answer would be Christianity. And to most of us, that is the correct answer. Christians use the cross as a symbol to differentiate themselves from other religions.
Why a cross? What does this simple symbol really represent? Surely there must be more to the world’s most recognized symbol.
There is way more to the cross than most of us could ever imagine. I came across this video, and I think that after watching it, you will agree with me that the cross is not just another “cool” logo.
The cross doesn’t just represent Christianity, it is Christianity. Jesus dying on the cross is the only reason we can call ourselves Christians. He chose to die for us, even though we didn’t deserve it. When Jesus died he was thinking about you.
What I love the most is that for the Christian, the cross is more a symbol of life than death. Jesus died so we could have life, and not just life on earth but life in eternity. The cross gives us hope, freedom, love, courage and power, I truly believe that this is the reason the cross is the most recognized symbol in the world. Because unlike other symbols, the cross has the power to genuinely change your life.
So next time you see a cross, remember what it really stands for.
The cross is a gift given to us freely, so choose to accept it and all that it stands for. I promise your life will never be the same.