The Cross

crossBorn a child of the fallen world, I’ll probably never fully understand the darkness of my own heart that put Him there.

I’ll probably never comprehend the gravity of my own sins.

I may never know what my life would look like now if He hadn’t.

I will never know the depravity of separation.

I will never know the horror of God’s wrath.

Knowing this about me, He took it all on anyway.

He died. He rose. He left it all at the Cross.

Now, I’ll probably never fully understand the love He feels for me.

I’ll probably never comprehend the beautiful tapestry He has so intricately woven my soul into.

I will always though live in the freedom that cost Him so much.

I will always have the golden scepter extended to me whenever I approach His throne.

I will always be His.

This is where my gratitude lies. The Cross is fixed. It’s immovable. I am thankful for His blessings and His provisions. However, circumstances do change and I used to allow my gratitude to come and go with it. Even in the good times, I tend to worry over troubles that aren’t even in existence.  I find that when I fix my mind on the reality of the Cross and place my gratefulness there, everything else falls into its proper place and I remain in a constant state of gratitude.

~Janean

May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. ~ Galatians 6:14

13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. 15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. ~ Colossians 2:13-15

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. ~ Hebrews 12:1-3

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