Inspired by . . . Always near the cross: humility
This is a series I began back in January. You can find the first two posts here.
The thought comes from a line from a Puritan Prayer included in The Valley of Vision prayer collection.
. . . so that I may live always near the cross.
This post is a continuation of my ponderings.
There is humility at the cross. Oh, you can come to it with sneers and jesting, accusations and challenges. But only those who are humble can dwell there.
Our worlds can be so small. Even with technology that allows us to see other galaxies, our minds don’t often move past our home and family. The influence we have over our “world” can seem so large, yet every life, no matter how influential, is a but a vapor in the eyes of God.
Yet, He condescends to love us with such a great and sacrificial love. He abides in us and we abide with Him, the Creator of the universe!
Do you feel worthy of this great privilege?
If you do, the very pride that causes you to feel such will bar your heart from entrance. If you do not, be careful that you do not reject His love with the pride of false humility.
Instead, let us respond with wonder, gratitude and thanksgiving for Christ’s great sacrifice.
Dwell near the cross in humility, always in remembrance of what He has done for us.
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