When I Consider The Cross {Meditation for Lent}

When I consider the cross
all I perceive I have lost…
is nothing.
When I consider the cross
I count the cost,
but not my own.
When I consider the cross
love not forced
but given,
spat on,
infected by sin…
my own.
When I consider the cross
purity certain,
exchanged for my burden
yet mine.
When I consider the cross
I hold out my hand,
lay down my demands
for my way,
my “rights”
all become memory…
in hopes 
of something greater.
When I consider the cross
His selflessness
unfathomable grace-
ludicrous, YES!
Yet, I confess,
I would rather have it His way,
than my way 
at last. 

When I consider your heavens,
 the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
    which you have set in place,
 what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
    human beings that you care for them?
You have made them a little lower than the angels
    and crowned them with glory and honor.
Psalm 8:3-5

Have you considered the Cross, lately?

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