The world's highest cross

Soul Snack 32/12 ... The world's highest cross

A pinched and frozen right hand punched into pure snow on May 29th 1953. Elated but breathless Sir Edmund Hilary deposited a small crucifix atop Mt Everest at about 11:30am.

The summit of the world had been conquered, how appropriate that the pinnacle of faith be placed there.

The Jesus of the Cross (not the Jesus of man-made religion, folklore or Islam), the Jesus who swore forgiveness, the Jesus who was beaten to His last breath and who was punctured by steel is literally now on top of this world.

Every evil, malevolence, war or self-indulgence He is above. Every event, action, success or catastrophe is under Him.

Every Mt Everest adventurer and every local guide have hiked to the Cross for 59 years.

Sir Edmund Hilary died on January 11th 2008; Jesus died 2000 years before him. Yet what Hilary achieved (I suspect unwittingly) was the physical representation of Jesus' passion two millennia ago.

When Jesus rose from the grave all the earth became submitted to Him and to this day we are all still under His feet.

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
   and gave him the name that is above every name,
 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
   in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
   to the glory of God the Father. (Phil 2:9-11)

Today's Soul Snippet:

"Rash judgement is the enemy of tenderness and compassion." - Brennan Manning