Only when His cross is written on our hearts will it pour forth into all aspects of our lives. It is then that the crosses we display on our bodies, in our homes, our yards will gain new meaning and power. It is then that the crosses we bear and carry through our lives will gain new meaning and power. They will all become His Cross and it is here, at the foot of His Holy Cross, that Our Mother, Mary, waits patiently for us.
John 19:25 – Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
My sweet Lord – please cross my heart!
During the Passion of our Lord, Simon the Cyrene was interrupted. Simon’s plans and his will were put on hold when he was asked to help carry the cross of our Lord.
Can you imagine how annoyed you would be to be pulled away from your schedule and your plans to help a convicted criminal? Sorrowfully I admit that I would be very annoyed and maybe even angry.
Simon didn’t know it at first, but this interruption was possibly the greatest blessing of his life, when he was given the honor to help our Lord.
Lord please help me to more graciously accept the interruptions and help me remember Your hidden blessings they carry as I turn away from my will and allow Your Will to be done.
Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be done. Amen.
I just heard the song I Believe by Chris August! This is the first time I have heard it and I love it and wanted to share it with you!
At one point in the song he sings…
If you had some heartache that made you cry a thousand tears
Then let me tell you now I know just how you feel
When I heard this I thought, I have never experienced this heartache and would not be able to tell someone that I know how they feel, but I then thought of a dear friend who has experienced this heartache. I had this image for a moment of how treasured, loved and special she is and that we are so blessed that Jesus has been carrying her through these difficult times.
I believe and carry a hope in my heart that she is nearing the end of these trials. Every now and then I think I see Jesus put her down for a day or two so that she can begin taking her baby steps while still holding His hand.
Thank you Jesus for loving my dear, sweet friend so much and carrying her through so many difficult times!
I believe it is Our Best Life!