It is essential that we take up the cross and follow Jesus now more than ever.
Firstly, he carried the cross for our sins, and it did not matter who and what we were. There was no distinction, and it did not matter whether you were a Jews, Gentiles, Black, White, Chinese, or Indians, it was not about any particular race or nationality he died on the cross so that our salvation and redemption was assured.
We are, reminded in the book of Luke 9:23, And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. Jesus was telling us that if we believe in him and his sacrifice then we must take up the cross and follow in his footstep.
As Christians, we are not exempt from our cross, and we have to bear untold suffering in the name of Jesus and therefore, her in the Luke 14:27 And whosoever doth not take his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. We have to bear the cross go through trials and tribulations if we are to fulfil the teachings of the Gospel.
The scripture as said her in Galatians 2:20 I am, crucified with Christ: nevertheless, I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. When we allow Christ to live in us, we can overcome any obstacles that the Devil put into our way because we are living by faith in God.