We are on the letter J and Jesus Christ is the best choice for me to create a post on this Easter Weekend.
The Old Rugged Cross
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.
Thinking of all our friends and family who will be celebrating alone on this Easter 2020. May God draw you to a closer relationship with Him. Praying that God will wipe out this virus soon so we can meet together again.
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…Ellen, enjoy this Joyous Easter.
Old Rug Cross, beautiful, it always brings tears.
All pictures of all the crosses so wonderful. Love this
I love this Ellen. This will be a glorious weekend celebrating the One who paid it all!
Wishing you and your family a happy and blessed Easter! Take care, stay safe!
Wishing you and your family a truly blessed, although different, Easter.
That hymn always gets to me. We sing it every month when we have the Lords Supper at church and I cry every time!!
Love love The Old Rugged Cross. iT IS A SHAME WE CANNOT ATTEND cHURCH THIS hOLY wEEK BUT MY DAD ALWAYS TOLD ME WE DON’T NEED A BUILDING TO GO INTO TO HONOR GOD. hIS BEAUTY SURROUNDS US. OOps capitals–what did I do now. LOL
Happy Easter to you and your family.
Love that statue with the children! When we were in Costa Rica last year with Operation Christmas Child we saw lots of homes and properties with crosses and the purple sash for the Easter Season. It’s not something I’ve ever seen in our area.