To Life!

Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

This was one of the very first things I ever wrote after meeting Christ face to face.  It was published in a monthly devotional guide called Alive Now! in the olden days 1980.  Today I read the words and still “feel” the same awe of newness in them.  That’s truly writing about Life!

“Imagine the position of a body on a cross.  Feel your feet pinned with your ankles together so that your legs are useless.  Sense your arms pinned outstretched as far from your body as possible, unable to provide any defense or protection, leaving you completely at the mercy of your surroundings.

As I hung there, pinned not by nails but by my own feelings of inadequacy and insecurity, excuses and tears dripped from my wounds, not blood.  At last, when the pain was too great I ould barely speak “Be with me , God, I’m so alone,” and it was finished.

There were friends, then, who cared for me in my brokenness who prayed and stayed with me until slowly the pulse of new life grew stronger and steadier and I was free of the shame of my scars – able to say, My wounds are healed, but the scars remain as a sign of the resurrecting love of God Amighty.”

Alleluia!

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