The cross is personal for me.
I realize that I am responsible for the death of Christ on that cross.
Just as much as anyone else at any time in history or the future.
It was me.
He took my punishment. My beatings. My cross. He took my place.
I can not remove or distance myself from that.
Had He not taken that upon Himself for
all of us me; it would be mine to bear.
The pain, the punishment, the scorn, the death.
Jesus in my place.
And that makes the cross personal. It's mine. That cross was meant for me