Beneath the Cross of Jesus
words by Elizabeth Clephane
Beneath the cross of Jesus I fain would take my stand,
The shadow of a mighty rock within a weary land;
A home within the wilderness, a rest upon the way,
From the burning of the noontide heat, and the burden of the day.
O safe and happy shelter, O refuge tried and sweet,
O trysting place where Heaven’s love and Heaven’s justice meet!
As to the holy patriarch that wondrous dream was given,
So seems my Savior’s cross to me, a ladder up to heaven.
There lies beneath its shadow but on the further side
The darkness of an awful grave that gapes both deep and wide
And there between us stands the cross two arms outstretched to save
A watchman set to guard the way from that eternal grave.
Upon that cross of Jesus mine eye at times can see
The very dying form of One Who suffered there for me;
And from my stricken heart with tears two wonders I confess;
The wonders of redeeming love and my unworthiness.
I take, O cross, thy shadow for my abiding place;
I ask no other sunshine than the sunshine of His face;
Content to let the world go by to know no gain or loss,
My sinful self my only shame, my glory all the cross.
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His children shall have a place of refuge. ~Proverbs 14:26
Last week I was outside taking a picture of a dessert that I had made. I was just finishing up when I happened to look over and see this ugly dead caterpillar. I have no idea what exactly he is. I tried looking him up in the insect guide but I couldn't find anything that looked right. Any ideas?
When getting together the hymn for last week, I was looking at the hymn writer bio to see if there were any other of his songs that I knew. One of the songs on NetHymnal was One Day. The tune didn't sound familiar but the words were. Casting Crowns has a modern version of this song titled Glorious Day.
words by J. Wilbur Chapman
One day when Heaven was filled with His praises,
One day when sin was as black as could be,
Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin,
Dwelt among men, my Example is He!
Living, He loved me; dying, He saved me;
Buried, He carried my sins far away;
Rising, He justified freely forever;
One day He’s coming—O glorious day!
One day they led Him up Calvary’s mountain,
One day they nailed Him to die on the tree;
Suffering anguish, despised and rejected:
Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He!
One day they left Him alone in the garden,
One day He rested, from suffering free;
Angels came down o’er His tomb to keep vigil;
Hope of the hopeless, my Savior is He!
One day the grave could conceal Him no longer,
One day the stone rolled away from the door;
Then He arose, over death He had conquered;
Now is ascended, my Lord evermore!
One day the trumpet will sound for His coming,
One day the skies with His glories will shine;
Wonderful day, my belovèd ones bringing;
Glorious Savior, this Jesus is mine!
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Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation. ~Hebrews 9:28
Bekah has been wanting to have a photo shoot for a while now. Yesterday was the day since it was sunny, I was off of work, and it wasn't so unbearably humid. It just so happened that Bekah got her first pair of glasses on Wednesday so her photo shoot also documented her new look.
This year, I have found myself reading more mysteries. First there was Death Comes to Pemberley, next five Agatha Christie books, then A Heartbeat Away. To add to the mystery books on my reading log, the next book on the Sisters Book Challenge I chose was Thr3e. I've never read any books by Ted Dekker so I was looking forward to reading this book.
If I used one word to describe this book I would chose "creepy." It's one of those books that you don't want to read when you're alone since the story was about a stalker. Like all good suspense books, it was hard to put it down once I got into the story. I liked this book although the ending kind of shocked me. I wasn't expecting it to turn out that way. In the end, I would be interested in trying more Ted Dekker books.
Have you read any of his books?
Do you have a suggestion on which one I should read next?
On the way home from work the other afternoon, I spotted this hawk sitting on a telephone wire. I came back with my camera, hoping he would still be there...and HE WAS! I got several pictures of him before I got too close and he took off shrieking.