In Pastor Ritchie’s Not a Fan series pt.4 “The Comfortable Cross”, he asks and answers the questions of how God uses what the world says is foolish and shameful for His means.
When we let go of our need for comfort, approval, etc., then God does in our lives what He did for Jesus on the cross; taking followers who are at the weakest and turning it into one of faith, hope, love and life.
Who else but God could take a cross that represented defeat- and turn it into victory? 1 John 4:4, Rom 8:31-39
…represented guilt- and turn it into grace? Romans 5:16, John 1:17, Ephesians 2:8
…represented condemnation- and turn it into freedom? Romans 8:1-2, Romans 8:34-36
…represented pain and suffering- and turn it into healing and hope? John 5:21
…represented death- and turn it into life? Luke 9:23