Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Cross...

Today, being SONday, I will once again be letting you know here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), that I will be doing what I truly enjoy doing on our Lord's Day. 

I'll be attending our Bible study class.  Then later, I will worship with my church family.  And, enjoy praising Him, through music.

There is a hymn that was resonating within me yesterday morning, when I awoke. 

It was written by George Bennard, and is entitled, The Old Rugged Cross.  Here is a link, so you can listen to and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CltrLsjsQl0.  The lyrics are below.

The Old Rugged Cross

On a hill far away, stood an old rugged Cross
The emblem of suffering and shame
How I love that old Cross, where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain.

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 some day for a crown

O that old rugged Cross, so despised by the world
Has a wondrous attraction for me
For the dear Lamb of God, left His glory above
To bear it to dark Calvary.

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 some day for a crown


(This part has not been recorded:
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.

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 some day for a crown

To the old rugged Cross, I will ever be true
It's shame and reproach gladly bear)

Then He'll call me some day, to my home far away
Where His glory for ever I'll share.

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 some day for a crown


I will cling to the old rugged Cross
And exchange it some day for a crown


Just as the lyrics of this hymn says, I'll cherish the old rugged Cross and what happened upon it.  Referring to when Jesus was crucified.

I will cling to it, and exchange it some day for a crown.

After all, Jesus didn't have to die, from a human perspective.  He chose to die, humanly. 

By doing so, He paid the price for the sin of the world... of all who will believe. 

Like me... a believer.  And, yes.  One day, I'll exchange it for a crown. 

Just as we read in 2 Timothy 4:8, "Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing."

The crown of righteousness, is given to all who endureth and/or overcome the temptations and trials they experience, here on earth... by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.  By doing so, gaining salvation.

My friend, if you have not yet come to Christ, please do so, today.  Tomorrow, may be too late.


Until next time...

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