Hebrews 12:2 Let us keep looking to Jesus. Our faith comes from Him and He is the One Who makes it perfect. He did not give up when He had to suffer shame and die on a cross. He knew of the joy that would be His later. Now He is sitting at the right side of God.
I haven’t given up on these Old rugged crosses. The wood is dry and ready for me to start putting them together over the next three days. I should put a disclaimer with them though. The nails are rusty and have cut me and the wood has splinters which I’m carrying in my fingers. But even as I work with these, any pain I receive would be nothing compared to the pain Jesus felt that day when he gave his life for me and you.