This is a special season for followers of Christ. It is a time to ponder what Christ did for us on the cross, as well as a time to consider if we are living absolutely to the best of our ability for Him. I believe that if we profess to be followers of Christ, and yet have little or no desire to live radically, sold out, completely for Him, then something is dramatically lacking in our life of faith.
I hope and pray that each of you reading this might know God’s great love for you in His gift of eternal life, and that if we already believe in him, that serving Jesus would be the all-consuming passion of our lives.
As you already know, Amy Carmichael is one of my very favorite authors. She has written many of her own words about the cross, as well as compiling other’s words on the cross in her many books.
I wanted to share a few favorites with you.
“No wound? No scar?
Yet as the Master shall the servant be,
And pierced are the feet that follow Me;
But thine are whole: can he have followed far
Who has no wound nor scar?”
“There are some who would have Christ cheap. They would have Him without the cross. But the price will not come down.”
“The cross of Christ is the only hope of the world. Our constant danger is that we cry, ‘Behold this new opportunity, behold our new methods, behold our human brotherhood.’ And [we] forget to cry, ‘Behold the Lamb of God!’ ”
“God hold us to that which drew us first, when the cross was the attraction, and we wanted nothing else.”
Blessings to you this Easter weekend.