The cross is an offence to me.
It stands in direct
Contrast to all that
That is the love of myself.
Is it really necessary?
Can I not step to the left or the right?
Must I really accept what it represents?
It seems to cry out that I need a Savior.
It emphasizes that
I am a sinner unable to come to God
Without His grace.
It points out that I am dead
And there is no hope without it.
It stands heralding that without it my destination
It plainly proclaims that without it
I can never know the
One true God.
Oh, how my life is so empty without it,
So meaningless without it,
So dead without it.
I am greatly offended by the cross.
Come Lord Jesus,
I’m in desperate need
Of being offended
By Your Cross.
I am in dire need of You!