The cross symbolizes the gospel message, that Jesus died for our sins, was buried and rose again.
The American poet, Robert Frost wrote of a path that divided in the woods, a confrontation between two choices.
And both that morning equally lay in leaves
no foot had trodden black
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere in ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood,
and I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
When anyone is confronted with the cross of Christ, he must choose a new course. He cannot continue on as he always has. He must turn either to the right or left. He must either choose new life, abundant life and eternal life in Christ or he must choose life apart from Christ, which is no life at all but spiritual death.
Perhaps you are standing at that eternal intersection in your life today. I pray that you carefully make the right decision; your eternity hangs in the balance.