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The Cross: meditations

metal cross image by fayrowland, on Pixabay

See-through cross

sees through me

or, I should say,

the One who died there

sees through me—

my fears, pretentions, boasts.




And because He rose

to life again,

I see the world

through that see-through cross—

and can





stained glass cross, image by Gail Rubin, on Pixabay

“He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted...

To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness…

that He may be glorified.”

(from Isaiah 61:1, 3)

Living water, clear

and blue, green of life

we find in You,

Your Truth

worth more than gold.


cross, with the face of Christ, image by ID 2204574, on Pixabay

He is despised and rejected by men,

A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.

And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him…”

(from Isaiah 53:3)


cross, engraved,

image by Ralphs_Fotos, on Pixabay

"...I will not forget you! See, I have

engraved you on the palms of my hands..."

(from Isaiah 49:15,16)


crucifix, with crown of thorns,

image by Suhica, on Pixabay

“But he was pierced for our transgressions,

he was crushed for our iniquities;

the punishment that brought us peace was on him,

and by his wounds we are healed.”

(Isaiah 53:5)


cross on church, image by Pixource, on Pixabay

“All of us, like sheep, have strayed away.

We have left God’s paths to follow our own.

Yet the Lord laid on him the sins of us all.”

(Isaiah 53:6)


cross, image by "DRAYKNAPP3773," on Pixabay

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.

Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.”

(John 11:25)


Feldberg Mountain cross near Schmitten, Germany,

image by "Coconut17," on Pixabay

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing,

but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”

(1 Corinthians 1:18)


cross and banner, blue, image by Alexas_Fotos, on Pixabay

“Let us look to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith,

who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross,

despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of

the throne of God.”

(Hebrews 12:2)


cross on plate, with Bible verse John 3:16,

image by Tom Albin, on Pixabay


cross, dark metal, on snowy church,

image by "aileino," on Pixabay

“He is not here. He has risen, as he said.”

(from Matthew 28:6)


stained glass cross, image by "sos8_6," on Pixabay

“Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord

and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,

you will be saved.”

(Romans 10:9)

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