“The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God.” — 1 Corinthians 1:18
Officer Peter O’Hanlon was patrolling on night duty in a town in northern Britain when he heard a quivering sob. Turning in the direction it came from, he saw a little boy in the shadows sitting on a doorstep. With tears rolling down his cheeks, the child said, “I’m lost. Please take me home.”
The policeman began naming street after street, trying to help the boy remember where he lived. When that failed, he repeated the names of the shops and hotels in the area, but all without success.
The he remembered that in the center of the town was a church with a large white cross towering high above the surrounding landscape. He pointed to it and said “Do you live anywhere near that?” The boy’s face immediately brightened. “Yes, take me to the cross. I can find my way home from there!”
Likewise, the cross of Christ directs lost souls to their eternal home. Through His sacrifice on Calvary, the Savior became the only mediator between God and man (1 Timothy 2:5). His death and resurrection made our redemption possible. By accepting His offer of forgiveness through faith in His name, we can be sure that He will lead us Home (John 3:15-16).
If you are “lost,” the only way home is to come to the cross! The cross is God’s compass, pointing the way to Heaven.