Wood for a Cross

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

[John 3:16]


We don’t often stop to wonder where that cross came from, do we? Rough timber, that’s what we think of.  Timber formed into a device of death. But the wood? It was cut from a tree — a tree that grew from a seed, just like every other living thing. God gave it life and allowed it to grow, despite knowing its destiny.


“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” 

[Galatians 2:20]


“It is the Spirit who gives Life, … the words that I speak to you are Spirit,
and they are Life.”

[John 6:63]
~  ~  ~ 

Published by Carol

A freelance writer of fiction and non-fiction living on the West Coast of Canada.

8 thoughts on “Wood for a Cross

  1. It’s not like there were a lot of trees. You’re right to ask. Now I’m wondering if it was cut purposely for crucifixions. I saw a program the other day where they showed men being nailed to the cross so that they could experience Jesus’ last day. One woman said she felt closer to God than she’d ever felt. I found their actions disturbing. They seemed to be missing the point. He died so we could live, not hang from a cross.

    Great message, Carol. Thank you. I’m late because of a bad cold. Again.

    1. I saw that news program, too, Joylene. None can duplicate what Christ accomplished, so to mimic the outward act seems sacrilegious… a deliberate self-mutilation, too.

      I’m so sorry to hear you have another cold. Hope you get rid of it quickly this time.

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