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The Back of the Cross

On the front of the cross is agony 
On the back of the cross is peace
On the front of the cross is sorrow 
On the back of the cross is joy
On the front of the cross is weakness 
On the back of the cross is strength
On the front of the cross is doubt 
On the back of the cross is faith
On the front of the cross is pain 
On the back of the cross is healing
On the front of the cross is deceit 
On the back of the cross is honesty
On the front of the cross are lies 
On the back of the cross is truth
On the front of the cross is bondage
On the back of the cross is freedom
On the front of the cross is darkness 
On the back of the cross is light
On the front of the cross we are lost 
On the back of the cross we find the way
On the front of the cross is sin 
On the back of the cross is forgiveness
On the front of the cross we are stained with sin
On the back of the cross we are white as snow
On the front of the cross is defeat 
On the back of the cross is victory
On the front of the cross is death 
On the back of the cross is eternal life

If we stay on the front of the cross, hell will be our destination
When we go through the cross, and come to the back, our destination is heaven
All is only achieved if we go through the cross.  
Have you seen Him on the front of the cross,  
blood stained, nailed, in agony?  
Have you accepted Him as your sacrifice for your sin? 
If you have, then come through the Cross for victory.  
Come to the back of the cross and realize all God has for you.

He Comes for You

She came into Bethlehem
Meek and mild
Heavy with child
Riding a donkey for many miles
Worn and weary from a long journey
Seeking room to give birth
There was none but a stable
A lowly manger filled with hay
Would be the child’s resting place
Just one stranger in the city
Teaming with visitors
No one knew her
No one cared
No one knew whom she carried in her womb
Yet at his birth
Shepherds from the field came to greet him
They were told by angels to come
Come meet the King
Come meet the Savior
He brings peace on earth
Good will to man
They came
And they bowed
And they worshipped the King
Then they left and told all
And few understood what they said
Mary knew who He was
Joseph knew who He was
But the world did not know who just arrived
In such humility
In such a place as this

He comes into the gate
Lazarus awaits
Freshly risen form the dead
Bartimaeus awaits
His eyes wide open
The crowd awaits
To praise the coming King
Riding on a donkey
Meek and mild
Heavy with His fate and what awaits Him
Not the crowd
Not the praise
But the cross He sees coming for Him
He arrives to Hosannah
Blessed be the one who comes in the name of the Lord
He arrives to praise
Palm branches waving
People shouting and singing
He arrives to death
Calvary looms large in the distance
He knows He will be beaten
He knows He will wear a crown of thorns
He knows He will be condemned to die
He knows He will be nailed to a cross
Crucified
Yet He still comes
In great humility
To fulfill His destiny
And all prophesy
To all who think they know who He is
But have no idea what will become of Him
The pain
The agony
The suffering
The loneliness of the cross
All for us
All for me
All for you 

Will you welcome the King?
Will you lift your palms to worship?
Will you welcome Him today?
Give Him all your praise?
Give your life today?
He gave His for you
Now it’s your turn
Your time
Your destiny
Let Him in
Welcome Him with open arms
He comes to die
Yet He comes to save
He comes to suffer
Yet he comes to heal
He comes to forgive
Yet her takes all your sin
Take His love today
He gives it for you

Glorious Splendor

The rain gently falls
The sound is oh, so sweet
Nurturing the ground
Refreshing the air
Life giving water from above
This blessing falls on the just
And the unjust
As does the warmth of the sun
The calming breeze
The birds sweet lullaby
The brilliance of sunset
And the glorious splendor of the stars
Do you take notice?
Do you give thanks each day
For the blessings of that day?
Even when all is going wrong
God is still sending His blessings
Start to count them
Name them one by one
Count your many blessings
See what God has done.

Lay Your Burdens Down

 Early morning, waiting
 To hear the voice of God
 Calling to me deep within my heart
 Listening so intently
 For the Spirit's call
 
 Suddenly His voice comes like a shout
 I am here to heal you
 Lay your burdens down
 Let me touch you where it hurts the most
 I am here to save you
 Give me everything
 
 Let me hold you in my loving arms
 I hear Him calling, longing
 To draw me close to Him
 So he can speak so gently in my ear
 I slowly turn to greet Him
 Into my life this day
 
 And then I hear Him speak some words of cheer
 I am here to rescue
 Take you from your trials
 Bring you into freedom from your flesh
 Let me overwhelm you
 Fill you with my grace
 
 Give you faith to overcome your fears
 Finally I yield to Him
 Peace does flood my soul
 The world and all its trials fades away
 I'm leaning on His bosom
 He holds me in His arms
 
 I'm ready to go out and face the day
 For He has come and spoken
 Truth into my life
 That He is with everywhere I go
 And I can rest assured
 That He is always mine
 And in His loving hands I find my home.

Fill the Will of God

 Let us journey on
 Not in our own strength 
 Not by our own power
 Not following our own spirit
 But by the Holy Spirit within us
 Let us journey on
 Not on our own path
 Not by our own will
 Not following our own plans
 But with the Holy Spirit leading us
 Don’t worry about where he might lead you
 Or what you might have to leave behind
 Let us journey on
 Let us hear the call
 Let us leave our cares behind
 Let us journey on
 In the Spirit's might
 Let us fill the will of God

Consider

 When I consider all that He has done for me
 When I consider all the love that came from Calvary
 When I consider that he died so I could be set free
 I can't help but praise His name
 When I look up to the heavens and see His majesty
 When I see the trees to colors and the wind blow mightily
 When I hear the bird sing sweetly as the sun dawns in the East
 I can't help but praise His name
 He is always there to guide me
 Always right beside me
 Always there to pick me up if I should start to fall
 He is there to hear my prayers
 He is there to dry my tears
 That is why I praise His name
 When I lie my body down, and try to go to sleep
 I can hear His voice speak softly as the day fades quietly
 He whispers in my ear "My Son I love you, Oh so dear
 I can’t help but praise His name.

What A Blessing

 Oh Lord, what a blessing you are to me
 Each day you wake me and give me breath
 You make my eyes to open and see your glory
 The moon shining brightly in the night
 Smiling down at me
 The stars flickering so far away, yet so radiant
 Then comes the dawn
 The sun showing it’s light ever so slowly
 And so brilliantly, gilding the clouds with gold
 Spreading through the sky above
 You give the birds songs of praise to greet the morning
 And the day has begun
  
 Oh Lord, what a blessing you are to me
 You give me peace in the midst of my storms
 You adorn me with joy in the midst of my sorrows
 Your faith rises up in me when doubt comes in
 There is hope in just knowing you
 Hope that all will work out well in the toughest of time
 Hope that knows there is a better tomorrow
 Hope that carries me through each day
 Your love comes in like a flood
 Capturing me in its arms and holding me close
  
 Oh Lord, what a blessing you are to me
 You heal all my diseases and pains
 You set my troubled mind at ease
 You deliver me from all that can oppress me
 You forgive all my sins and transgressions
 You teach me through the word of life
 Your Holy Spirit guides me through this world
 And comforts me when I am troubled
 You give me living water that I might not thirst
 The bread of Life that I might never be hungry
 You provide all my needs and strengthen me for every battle
  
 Oh Lord, what a blessing you ae to me
 You brought me to a wife who would love me through good times and bad
 She helps me keep a level head and walk in your ways
 She is a wonderful mother to her children
 She is a woman of grace and mercy
 She laughs and brings joy to the whole house
 She makes things for her grandchildren to bless them
 She works hard to provide for our household
 She loves you with all her heart and serves you with all her soul
 She is fair and just in all her ways
 I love her with all that is within me
 And I know she loves me as well
 We enjoy being together
  
 Oh Lord, what a blessing you are to me
 You have given me a wonderful family to enjoy
 Friends that I can call on in times of trouble
 A church that is loving and kind
 A Pastor who is wise to help me learn your ways
 Work for my hands to keep busy 
 A home I can find comfort in
 A community that is always there for me
 So many things that bring me pleasure
 A life filled with joy and peace
  
 Oh Lord, what a blessing you are to me

Beside Me

 Today I can say how good it is
 To sleep in my house 
 To lay in my bed
 To rest in my living room
 With the one I love beside me
 It was lonely when we were apart
 It was hard to sleep
 It was uncomfortable to rest 
 It was unusual in its waiting
 With one beside me now and then
 Our Father in heaven gave his son
 To be born in a Manger
 To die on a cross
 To forgive our sins and give us life
 So we could be with Him eternally
 He cries to us 
 Come, rest in my peace
 Come, lay in my arms
 Come, be with me forever
 For you are the one I love
 If you don't know Jesus
 As your Lord and Savior
 Why not ask Him today to forgive you
 Ask Him into your heart
 And He will save your soul
 And you will be with Him
 Forever. 

I Exalt You, Lord

 I exalt you Lord.
 I lift up your name with my whole heart.
 I honor you with my first words every morning
 And until my last breath at night.
 You watch over me from on high.
 You keep me safe in times of trouble.
 You provide my every need.
 You bring me help when I am wear
 And strength when I am weak.
 I look to your word to guide m
 And I trust your Holy Spirit to show me which way to turn. 
 He keeps me safe from all harm.
 Thank you Lord for looking over me.
 Thank you Lord for looking over my family.
 Thank you Lord for looking over my grandchildren.
 Thank you Lord for abundant blessing a friends.
 May I continually lift your name on high
 And make my presence known to those around me.
 May I never be shy or bashful about my faith.
 I exalt you, Lord. 

Darkness Can Not Stay

 I saw the Light.
 It shone in my heart,
 And darkness fled before it.
 Where the Light shines in my life
 Darkness cannot stay.
 Oh, Lord
 Help me open all the doors in my life to your Light.
 Help me allow all my darkness to be purged
 By your glorious Light.
 The Light of your word will heal
 The Light of your word will deliver me
 The Light of your word will set me free
 The Light of your word will bring me peace
 The Light of your word will bring me Joy
 The Light of your word will help me love my neighbor as myself
 The Light of your word brings me life abundantly
 Open the eyes of my heart, Lord
 So that I may see your glorious Light.
 So darkness will be removed from my life
 And I will walk with you every moment of everyday.