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,
rejected,
spat on,
infected by sin…
my own.
When I consider the cross
purity certain,
untainted-
exchanged for my burden
undeserved,
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
unparalleled-
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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17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Laura Rath
    Mar 17, 2013 @ 02:43:27

    I'm with you Dawn…I would rather have it His way than my way! Amen!

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  2. Anonymous
    Mar 17, 2013 @ 02:57:42

    Thank you for helping me consider Him tonight. Beautiful!

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  3. victory
    Mar 17, 2013 @ 03:14:18

    I'm so glad that HE is mindful of us!

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  4. BARBIE
    Mar 17, 2013 @ 06:05:36

    It's so hard to fathom the God of the universe desiring me! This is beautiful!

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  5. LuAnn Braley
    Mar 17, 2013 @ 09:07:22

    His way works a LOT better than mine, I know that for sure!

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  6. Denise
    Mar 17, 2013 @ 09:09:21

    Thank you for this.

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  7. Ren
    Mar 17, 2013 @ 13:07:50

    This was wonderful, thank you!

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  8. marty
    Mar 17, 2013 @ 13:15:53

    So much to think on and consider…we could do it everyday and still never fully understand all that the cross has done and how much He loves us.

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  9. Carrie
    Mar 17, 2013 @ 18:39:17

    This is lovely! Yes, I think of the cross and how unworthy of it all I feel. His gift is indeed unfathomable!

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  10. BerryMorins Bits & Tips
    Mar 17, 2013 @ 21:40:40

    I'm stopping by from Jumping Tandem's Sunday.So beautiful.Have a blessed week!

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  11. Thoughts for the day
    Mar 18, 2013 @ 01:58:09

    Yes, so much is involved when we consider the Cross. So powerful.

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  12. Recovering Church Lady
    Mar 18, 2013 @ 22:41:23

    Sitting here trying to think of a word other than “powerful” because If feels like I say that about your words all the time….but this is deliciously powerful!

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  13. MrsP
    Mar 19, 2013 @ 10:56:46

    I would rather have it His way, too.Thank you for your meditation.

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  14. Claudia
    Mar 19, 2013 @ 20:58:58

    it's a daily walk to the cross to get the dimensions right again…at least for me..

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  15. Brian Miller
    Mar 19, 2013 @ 21:27:57

    his way is much easier than ours…and to consider what it really means to take up that cross daily…well i wonder at how many would truly do it…smiles.

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  16. Anonymous
    Mar 19, 2013 @ 23:47:33

    So very encouraging and inspiring. Thank you so very much.

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  17. Anonymous
    Mar 20, 2013 @ 19:24:34

    So much to take in Dawn. We'll never fully get tot the bottom of it. I'm just so glad that we're not required to understand, simply to accept what he did for us.

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