A Cross (by Jo Ann Newlove)

A Cross


A cross to bear.

A cross to share.

A cross that lifts.

A cross that gifts.


A cross of shame

That calls my name

My heart to give

To believe and live.


To trust God’s Son

The only One

Who died for us

And rose most glorious.


He loved me first,

And lifted my curse.

Jesus, always in my heart,

And never will depart.

Jo Ann Newlove