Loving The Cross or The Curse?

Twenty six Christians were tried and found guilty. They were sentenced to die for their believe in Christ. They marched to the point where the crosses made for them stood. This was in Kyoto Japan.
Jesus on the cross

Ibaragi Kun was the youngest amongst all the Christians. Seeing this, an official took him aside and asked him to recant his faith to save his life. Kun refused and instead, tried to invite the officer to Christianity.

The officer was startled even more when after his refusal to join Kun’s faith, Kun asked him to show which cross he was to be crucified on. The officer pointed to the smallest of the twenty six crosses. Kun ran to the cross, knelt before it and embraced it. When the soldiers began to nail his hands and feet to the cross, he did not cry out in pain but took on courage. All this was on November 23, 1596.

In Genesis 4:11,


Story adapted from Voice of Martyrs Ministries, 365 Day Persecution Stories Devotional

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