My way of walking with Jesus in preparation for the holy week is to remember what the cross means.
Two weeks ago, after children's church, I saw a long snapped tree branch in the middle of the parking lot and brought it home. I thought about the different projects I could make with this branch. Then, this idea came.
My devotion has been about the priesthood, Tabernacle and reconciliation. This project is an appropriate reflection that my Lord, the ultimate high priest, Jesus, has paid the price once and for all to redeem the sinful and to reconcile them to God. Hosanna! God saves! Praise the Lord.
- On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,The emblem of suff’ring and shame;And I love that old cross where the Dearest and BestFor a world of lost sinners was slain.
- Refrain:So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,Till my trophies at last I lay down;I will cling to the old rugged cross,And exchange it someday for a crown.
- Oh, that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,Has a wondrous attraction for me;For the dear Lamb of God left His glory aboveTo bear it to dark Calvary.
- In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,A wondrous beauty I see,For ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,To pardon and sanctify me.
- To the old rugged cross I will ever be true;Its shame and reproach gladly bear;Then He’ll call me someday to my home far away,Where His glory forever I’ll share.