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 Category:  Spiritual Poetry
  Posted: July 1, 2020      Views: 102

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I am a 81 year old man, married to the same woman for 60 years. I have worked at a variety of jobs, but my major work has been Pastoring Interdependent Baptist Churches for over 35 years. My wife Peggy and I have been blessed to have reared four chil - more...

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A short pom about wearing a cross necklace
"The Cross" by GE Parson
Many people you meet,
Walking down the street,
Dangling from their neck,
Is an attractive ornament.

Some are connected to a gold chain,
Some are elegant but plain,
Some are pearl necklaces,
Still others are something religious.
A Bible locket, or a shiny cross
Dangling from a chain around their neck.
Oft times I have ask the meaning of their cross,
And sadly they reply "Just a decoration ornament"

Oh dear reader, what meaneth to YOU, the cross?
The empty cross, the cross upon which Jesus died?
Does it remind you of the great price He paid,
To clear your heavy sin debt by being crucified?

No my friend, the cross is not just an ornament,
To add to your attire, to bring a compliment.
The empty cross is an emblem of God's mercy and grace,
Of the Lord Jesus' suffering and dying in our place.

Oh the cross, the cross of Calvary on which Jesus died,
Is more, much more than a mere trinket of decoration,
It's a symbol of death over the condemnation of sin,
And the one and only way to obtain salvation.
-by G. E. Parson


Author Notes
Philippians 2:8 "And being found in fashion as a man He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross."

Hebrew 12:2 "Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy set before Him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."
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