Written by Nancy Paul - Holy Spirit Anglican Church - Akron, OH
Jesus took me by the hand, led me out beyond the Church. He walked me through the desert to a Cross we were to search.
It was laying flat upon the ground; He turned and softly said, "Come with Me and walk the Cross to truly understand - the depth, the height, the width of Love within the Father's plan.
He took me to an arm of it, a "Crossroads" so-to-speak, and there we got down on our knees, its Mysteries to seek.
He pointed out the splinters, every crevice and hidden place. We went so far into the wood, blood trickled down my face.
Deep cried out to deep as His eyes searched me to the bone; "Remember, My dearest one, you are not alone. The purpose of this journey is to identify with Me, so that now in telling others, you've embraced The Rugged Tree."
You are a living testament of My sacrificial Love, knowing Resurrection Power with the coming of the Dove. Your waiting to be rewarded, whilst I'm taking out the dross...
Well done, My faithful servant! You've Surveyed My Wondrous Cross.