PASSION ON THE CROSS

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PASSION ON THE CROSS

When I rested below the tree,
Weighed down by the troubles of the world,
Little did I know,
That would be the Calvary’s tree which would save me.
And Lo! On the cross lay my Saviour who loves me.
A Love so deep, a love so pure,
Like never have any mankind felt before.
What did you see in me, I ask again,
To the one who tells me
His love for me is everlasting.
The heaven came down for me, to wipe away my tears,
But the world crucified him, without any kindness to spare.

What would I give back for this passion you showed me,
What would I do in return for the love you bestow on me,
The passion on the cross,
I will love thee back with all my heart, and my soul,
Oh! My Lord.

LOOK UP CHILD

When darkness seems to win
When the world is crumbling
When all I feel is doubt
When I can’t figure it out

Where are you now?
Where are you now?

Then I hear You say
Look up child
Look up…
I hear You calling my name
Oh, I hear You say
Look up child

You are the water
When I am a wasteland
You are the river
When I am a desert
You are the fire
When I am the winter

What have I done to deserve love like this?

 

THIS IS MY COMMAND

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Children cry in hunger
As parents strive for food;
Still their hearts are unfed.
So many lives are empty,
So many walk alone.
Reaching out for something
They cannot seem to find.

This is my command:
Take your brother’s hand
And love him as I have first loved you.
Let the warmth of your embrace
Give him strength to run the race.

Broken people wonder:
“O God, where can You be?”
Share my heart with those who weep
And bring them back to me.
May your love’s work be the evidence of grace.

BELIEF

I believe in light
I believe if light exists there will be dark
I believe in good
I believe if good exists there will be evil
I believe in kindness
I believe if kindness exists there will be cruelty
I believe in generosity
I believe if generosity exists there will be greed
I believe in love
I believe if love exists there will be hate
I believe in hope
I believe if hope exists there will be despair
I believe in courage
I believe if courage exists there must be fear
I believe in You
I believe if You exist there must be a place where You do not
And I don’t ever want to find that place!

THE WIND

Over and over we have touched
Every created thing on this earth.
Some moments –
As gentle as goose down.
Other times we shriek
As if we have a score to settle.
But we do not.
We have no evil intent.

Often we lull you
To sleep with our breeze,
Yet we will occasionally
Awaken you
In the middle of the night
As we rattle the house
With the icy blasts of winter.

We are calm,
We are wild,
We are part of your life.
Embrace us, for we embrace you.

We are THE WIND.

 

 

 

BUT FAR FROM CHRIST

Imagine the scene.
The soldiers huddled in a circle,
Their eyes turned downward.
Casting lots for Christ’s possessions.
The criminal above them is forgotten.
Common soldiers witnessing
The world’s most uncommon event,
And they don’t even know it.
For them,
Jesus is just another criminal.
The cross is forgotten!

It makes me think of us.
The religious.
Every believer in the land.
The strict. The simple.
Upper church. Lower church.
“Spirit-filled”. Evangelical.
Are we so unlike these soldiers?
We, too, play games at the foot of the cross.
We compete for members.
We scramble for status.
Competition. Selfishness. Personal gain.
It’s all there.
So close to the cross,
Yet so far from the blood.

Constantly finding fault with others,
We act like common crapshooters
Huddled in groups
And fighting over silly opinions.
We split into little huddles
And then, God forbid,
We split again.
Another name.
Another doctrine.
Another denomination.
So close to the cross,
But so far from the Christ.

“That they all may be one”, Jesus prayed.
One. Not in groups.
But one in one.
One church. One faith. One Lord.
No denominations. No traditions.
Just Christ!