metal cross image by fayrowland, on Pixabay
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—
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,
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)
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.”
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.”
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.”
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,