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What the Cross Really Does

Hello friends!

Pictured is a small card/bookmark which contains a poem. This poem is anonymous, and goes as follows:

The Cross in my Pocket

I carry a cross in my pocket, a simple reminder to me.

Of the fact that I am a Christian no matter where I may be.

This little cross is not magic; nor is it a good luck charm.

It isn’t meant to protect me from every physical harm.

It’s not identification for all the world to see.

It’s simply an understanding, between my Savior and me.

When I put my hand in my pocket, to bring out a coin or key,

The cross is there to remind me of the price he paid for me.

It reminds me too to be thankful for my blessings day by day.

And to strive to serve him better, in all that I do or say.

It’s the peace and comfort I share,

With all who know my master, and give themselves to his care.

So I carry a cross in my pocket, reminding no one but me,

That Jesus Christ is Lord of my life if only I’ll let him be.

There is much wisdom here.

· Being a follower of Jesus won’t keep us magically safe from harm. Sometimes, being a follower of Jesus means we actually put ourselves in harms way to help someone else.

· Being a follower of Jesus doesn’t mean we’ll never get sick, never lose a job, never be hurt. Rather it means that we know that when we face such difficulties, we do not face them alone.

I pray that this week you know the truth – that whatever happens in your life, positive, negative, or hard-to-define – whatever you face, you face it with Jesus. You face life with the One who understands, who loves, who cares, and who empowers you with all you need for the living of this day.

Live well my friends, and know you do not live alone.

With Assurance,

Pastor Steph


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