"O Cross that liftest up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from Thee;
I lay in dust life's glory dead,
And from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be."
Just when we think all is lost, life is over .... from the death .... springs forth LIFE!
As believers, we have the privilige to give our lives with reckless abondon to our Lord and Savior and in the giving away of all that we hold dear - ABUNDANT LIFE is ours. It is an eternal principle. An old preacher once said, "if you hold on to a pin, it will stick you". The thought being that of absolute surrender. Jesus freely GAVE HIS ALL - that we might have ALL. Jesus said if we try to our save our own lives we will lose them. Only as we follow His example and give our all wholeheartedly do we find the LIFE we want and are seeking and are promised!
Are we holding on to anything of our own life that needs to go? Let's kneel at the cross, and leave it there! Jesus will meet us there and we will rise in newness of LIFE - HIS ABUNDANT LIFE!
Ruth Joy Capozzi