On Friday, I’ll review The Robe, a movie from 1953, starring Richard Burton. In that movie, Burton’s character, Marcellus, is one of the people who crucifies Jesus. Marcellus, who is known by the Emperor and is known by the man who will be the next emperor, is influenced more by the powerful presence of Jesus than by any other man. One of the scenes in The Robe is taken from John 19:23-24:
When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom.
"Let's not tear it," they said to one another. "Let's decide by lot who will get it."
This happened that the scripture might be fulfilled which said, "They divided my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing." So this is what the soldiers did.
Today on my devotional blog, I’m shining a spotlight on the cross. Because it’s used as a symbol of Christianity, we see it all over the world. Many look at it and feel great emotion, whether it’s love or hate.
So join me at Seek God With Me for a look at the cross.