The Way of the Cross
| Just a reminder
today. We so often speak of going to heaven like going home. We sing this
world is not our home, we're just a passing through. And that is exactly
the way it is. Heaven is the ultimate home of the soul and our fondest
ambition is to eventually be at home with God for eternity.
Like other destinations there is a way to reach the goal. We cannot expect to get where we want to be unless we go the correct way. Whether people admit it or not we all know that it makes a difference which we way go in life. God has provided a way for us, even though sinners, to reach heaven.
That way is the way of Christ dying on the cross. Without that, there would be no path to the heavenly goal. As we sing, "I must needs go home by the way of the cross." The chorus rings, "The way of the cross leads home." The blood shed on that cross provides for our salvation. We reach His blood through faith, repentance, confession of Him and baptism for the remission of sins. The song also declares, "There's no other way but this."