The cross was a cruel and vicious way to die during the time Jesus walked on earth. By no means was it a garnishment to be admired or something people decorated the yard with.
In today’s society, the cross is displayed in various ways. Some wear the symbol as jewelry, and others hang the icon on the wall.
People now, can appreciate the cross, but not because the Romans used it as a brutal tool.
The cross is a token of love, the reminder that one man lived sinless. Then that man died a hard death to bring salvation to the world.
The Bible makes references to the cross in three different ways.
The word “cross” is used a lot of times in God’s word simply to mean what it says. It’s a wooden structure by which Jesus was crucified.
“And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” Philippians 2:8(KJV)
Another connotation for the term “cross” is the hard-ships and troubles that the children of God often have to endure. A true follower of Jesus will face prosecution at some point in their lives.
"And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.” Matthew10:38
Finally, the word cross notates the penance Jesus paid to offer recompense for the sins of mankind.
"For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.”(1 Cor. 1:18.)
Jesus Christ is the savior of the world. He gave himself for crucifixion so that His blood would cover the sins of man.
That was indeed a serious endeavor for a significant reason. Thanks to Jesus and only Jesus Christ can we be free from sin and promised eternal life.
“Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6