Don’t Lose Sight of the Cross

Have you noticed how many things occupy Christians’ minds? Now, compare that with how much thought is given to the “Cross?” Why is there so little thought given to the “Cross?” Who would want to get our minds away from Calvary? Do I need to tell you? That one event in history ranks infinitely higher than all other events put together. Nothing in all of time (past, present and future) even remotely approaches the significance of the “Cross!” Have you ever considered the implications, if Jesus refused the “Cross?” The entire human race would be lost forever, separated from God forever!!!! How could we even begin to grasp the love of God unless we stopped and thought long and hard about what it cost God to be able to lavish such love on us? Someone has said that God loves us so much that if only one sinner needed a Savior, Jesus would have endured the “Cross” for that one individual! What demands on our lives amount to anything alongside the demands of God’s redeeming love? In Galatians 6:14, Paul exclaimed: “But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by Whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.” If Jesus is our Lord and Savior, can we honestly say the same? Fanny Crosby’s hymn, “Near the Cross,” offers a prayer set to music that should be our own fervent prayer: “Jesus, keep me near the cross, there a precious fountain; free to all, a healing stream, flows from Calv’ry’s mountain. Near the cross, a trembling soul, love and mercy found me; there the Bright and Morning Star shed His beams around me. Near the cross! O lamb of God, bring its scenes before me; help me walk from day to day with its shadow o’er me. Near the cross! I’ll watch and wait, hoping, trusting ever; till I reach the golden strand, just beyond the river. In the cross, in the cross be my glory ever, till my ransomed soul shall find rest beyond the river.” Selah! Do you see the “cross” as the most important thing that has ever touched, or ever will touch, your life? Let’s return over and over again, in our hearts, to Jesus and His love and suffering for us unworthy sinners!    Ron

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2 thoughts on “Don’t Lose Sight of the Cross

  1. Oh amen and amen!!! I often think how easy it is for believers to get distracted and may only think of these things in church This is a serious problem if it is true. Today’s article was right on the mark, as usual. Thank you for your thoughtful and convicting articles. I need them.

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