“Look at this cross,
So much bigger than the man whose body will be stretched to fit it.
So much bigger than the height of the man who will be lifted up above the earth on it and who,
being lifted up, will draw all peoples to himself.
Christ receives it with joy because he knows that this is the dead weight that must have crushed humankind had he not lifted it from their backs.
This is the dead wood which at his touch is transformed to a living tree.
At His touch, the hewn tree takes root again, and the roots thrust down into the earth, and the tree breaks into flower.”
Caryll Houselander (+1954) British poet and spiritual teacher
“And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself” John 12:32
I am so glad you did this. I loved it when I read it and you made it come to life for me. God Bless, SR
Oh this is wonderful–I feel both hushed and joyful, not sure if I should be quiet or jump up and down. Jesus, Jesus–almost EASTER! Thank you–and God bless you abundantly today, and always. love, sis Caddo
This is so beautiful. Thank you for bringing us to the cross, to Jesus today!
“At His touch, the hewn tree takes root again, and the roots thrust down into the earth, and the tree breaks into flower” — and that’s worth shouting about!
May we all, by our attitudes, words and actions, lift Jesus higher in all our connections with others. May they see the Lord Jesus in us and allow Jesus to draw them to Himself.
just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Sunshine Award! Congratulations!!!! You can find more information and pick it up at my blog:http://loopyloo305.com/2012/03/31/the-sunshine-award/
thank you so much Loopyloo for this honor…God bless you!
God bless you as well!