Contributed by Gordon Pike on Mar 16, 2020
Before Jesus was crucified, the cross was a symbol of suffering and shame. After Jesus’ resurrection, the Disciples and the whole world came to see and understand the cross in a whole new way. It became a symbol of hope, new life, and victory.
The great Bible commentator William Barclay described a tragic event that took place early in young Jesus’ life, when Jesus was somewhere around the age of 10 or 11. A zealot by the name of Judas the Galilean led a rebellion against Rome. He raided the Roman armory at Sepphoris, Mary’s hometown,