Miriam-Webster dictionary defines the word "lost" this way:
1: not made use of, won, or claimed2 a : no longer possessed b : no longer known3: ruined or destroyed physically or morally : desperate5 a : unable to find the way b : no longer visible c : lacking assurance or self-confidence : helpless7: not appreciated or understood : wasted
lost on me>8: obscured or overlooked during a process or activity <lost in translation>
How about you, my friends? Where would YOU be without the cross?
We observed The Lord's Supper yesterday during service and our Pastor shared a quote prior...but because I can't remember the author, it won't be verbatim! The gist of it was that Jesus, Who was without sin, took up the cross on behalf of you and I. At any point, He could have said "Did you drop this? Is this yours?" But He didn't...He carried it all the way to Calvary, where He laid down and was nailed to it, and died, in our place.
Oh yes...I would be so lost without the cross. Thank you, Jesus.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8 NIV