The central picture of the Christian faith is not a smiley face, or even a happy heart, but a cross. The cross is our reminder of both the death and resurrection of Jesus, and that God has defeated evil.

What that means for us is that even though life doesn’t always go our way, even though sometimes we hurt, or face real challenges, God has won and we can have hope. The cross reminds us of the lengths to which God has gone to be friends with us, and that no matter how we feel about ourselves, God sees us as worth dying for.

Read 1 Peter 2:24-25 here:http://bit.ly/2zutBIQ