Monday, November 16, 2009

The Old Rugged Cross, my daily companion



I heard the hymn, The Old Rugged Cross, the other day and it got me thinking. 

The lyric, "I will cling to the old rugged cross..." was stirring around in my head. 

Take that line and mix it with Luke 9:23, "Then he [Jesus] said to the crowd, 'If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me.'"

I wonder if the cross we cling to should be the cross we choose to take up every day.  Christ's cross was a once-and-for-all proposition.  He said himself, "It is finished."  But my daily dying to self, being that living sacrifice is all that I have to give.  Is that what I will lay down and exchange someday for a crown?

2 comments:

  1. The question you posed, "I wonder if the cross we cling to should be the cross we choose to take up every day." has challenged me and got me to thinking. Good stuff!

    I also wanted to mentioned that on my post you said you are memorizing Ps.27:8. That has been a favorite of mine for a long time... AND... would you believe it was part of my devotional time this morning?!

    I love it when God does stuff like that... shows me something in personal time with Him and then repeats it later in the day to take me back to the moment he spoke it just hours ago.

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  2. Ooh, I like this!

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