Mar 23, 2017

by Donna VanHorn

A few years ago I was struggling with a major crisis in my life. I found myself hanging onto whatever I could find to keep me focused on Jesus and the peace that only He could provide during that stormy time.

On one particular day during that time, I stopped by my daughter’s house. Once inside, I felt a sharp pain in my hand. I looked down and was appalled to find I’d picked up a sliver. I realized it was probably the result of grasping the rustic wooden rail on her back steps.

The image that popped into my mind at that moment was of Jesus’ cross. I was holding so tightly to His cross during those days that I could literally feel the splinters of the crude wood. My friends, you need to cling to the cross of Jesus so fiercely that you get splinters!

“For the message of the cross…is the power of God.”

— 1 Corinthians 1:18



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