I was reading the gospels the last few weeks and today I read Hebrews. It occurred to me that nowhere in the gospel narrative did Jesus instruct his disciples or us to come to the foot of the cross.
Only one of the disciples and the Mary’s stood there, yet all of them, especially Peter became a major player in the spread of the Christianity. Signs and wonders, and fruit were everywhere Peter went. What Peter did have was an experience and fellowship with the resurrected Christ. Acts doesn’t say Paul had an experience with the cross or at the the foot of the cross. It says the Living Christ appeared in a vision asking him what he was doing. The one place The Bible does encourage us to approach is the throne. The throne where the GOD of the universe sits and His Son sits at His side. The cross is pivotal, life changing, important. I am not sharing this to in any way negate it. What I am pondering is why there is a theology that we have to dump ourselves, sorry and wailing at the cross focused only on a dead Jesus when the Bible tells us instead to focus on the Living GOD and come boldly to receive grace and mercy in our time of need. (Heb 4:16)