Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:27
Once when large crowds of people were going along with Jesus, he turned and said to them the cost of being a disciple. It was to carry his own cross, come after him following his foot steps and none others.
Crowds of people were going along with Jesus wherever he went. They liked to listen to him because he talked with wisdom and authority. They even liked him much more because he never let them go hungry. He fed them both physically and spiritually. Some liked Jesus so much that they even wanted to follow him.
A man said to Jesus, ” I will follow you whenever you go. ” Jesus said to him, ” Foxes have holes, and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lie down and rest. ” To follow Jesus was to give up everything he had and carried his own cross to walk Calvary.
Even Jesus Christ, the Son of God had his own cross to carry. His cross was the denial, the rejection and the betrayal. The sins of the world made up the biggest and heaviest cross for Jesus, the Lord. He carried it himself to Calvary to be nailed upon, the cost of Salvation.
In the same way, we all have our own cross, a cross which is designed, body fit and well measured. By the grace of God, accept and carry it with joy as strength and walk calvary with Jesus in our daily walk of life with one another. Never too big nor too heavy but just fit.
God places the heaviest loads the ones He knows can carry the weight.