Monday, April 14, 2008

Hide Me Behind The Cross

Heydon Chapel, Sandys Parrish- Bermuda - October 2007

But he's already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women. It's quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, And don't take yourself too seriously— take God seriously. Micah 6:8 (The Message)

The picture above is a view of Heydon Chapel in Sandys Parrish, Bermuda. Notice how the chapel sits behind the simple, unadorned cross. With the cross in the forefront, it reminds me that I need to hide behind the Cross of Jesus Christ. Anything good that I attempt is done through Christ because without Christ I am nothing. I must cling to the 'Old Rugged Cross.' Without Him living in and through me, I am nothing. Hide me behind the cross so that others will see You, Lord and You will receive all the Praise, Honor and Glory!

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
The emblem of suffering and shame;
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain.

So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
Has a wondrous attraction for me;
For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above
To bear it to dark Calvary.

In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
A wondrous beauty I see,
For ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
To pardon and sanctify me.

To the old rugged cross I will ever be true;
Its shame and reproach gladly bear;
Then He’ll call me some day to my home far away,
Where His glory forever I’ll share.
George Bennard

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