He bears my cross….

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As we worshiped in song in our church service this Easter morning, I was struck by a new way of looking at a truth I’ve known my entire life.  All Christians focus on Christ’s sacrifice on the cross at Easter, as well we should.  I’ve often even thought of His suffering and wondered at the love He had for all of us that He laid down His life in a way that was so brutal.  However, today I thought of Him bearing my cross in a different way.

We are all called to “take up our cross” and follow Him (Matthew 16:24).  Following Him in the way of the cross has always indicated to me that their would be suffering and sacrifice involved in this life.  Today, as we sang a song by Phil Wickham called “This is Amazing Grace”, the thoughts that poured through my mind were images from the movie, “The Passion of the Christ”.  I paused in my mind when the man was made to help Jesus carry His cross.  A new truth that is hidden in this part of the story of Easter dawned on me.

If we are following Christ in taking up our crosses, and Christ had need of someone to help Him finish carrying His cross, than it would lead to the conclusion that we also need someone to help us carry our crosses.  Jesus said He would never leave us or forsake us, therefore, because he knows what it was like to carry the cross and need help, then He is there for us, continually bearing our crosses for us and with us.

We are never alone in whatever hard road of suffering or sacrifice we may face in “taking up our cross” to follow Jesus.

THIS IS AMAZING GRACE

Who breaks the power of sin and darkness
Whose love is mighty and so much stronger
The King of Glory, the King above all kings

Who shakes the whole earth with holy thunder
Who leaves us breathless in awe and wonder
The King of Glory, the King above all kings

Chorus:
This is amazing grace
This is unfailing love
That You would take my place
That You would bear my cross
You lay down Your life
That I would be set free
Jesus, I sing for
All that You’ve done for me

Verse 2:
Who brings our chaos back into order
Who makes the orphan a son and daughter
The King of Glory, the King of Glory

Who rules the nations with truth and justice
Shines like the sun in all of its brilliance
The King of Glory, the King above all kings

Bridge:
Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
Worthy is the King who conquered the grave
Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
Worthy is the King who conquered the grave

Songwriters
FARRO, JOSH / RIDDLE, JEREMY / WICKHAM, PHIL

About Tara Lea

I'm a mom and wife first and foremost. I offer Life Coaching, as well as speaking for church retreats, while writing and teaching as opportunities become available. Writing, speaking, teaching, and coaching are my means for fulfilling my life calling of helping others fit together the pieces of their lives so they can move closer to becoming all God means for them to be.

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