Friday, August 20, 1999

Crucified with Christ

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. (Galatians 2:20)

This is one of my favorite verses from the bible and utilized in one of my favorite songs, "Crucified with Christ" by Phillips, Craig, & Dean:

  • "For I've been crucified with Christ, and yet I live. Not I, but Christ that lives within me. His cross will never ask for more than I can give. For it's not my cross but his."

I try to meditate on these words daily, and draw strength from them in times of sorrow and despair. If we open our hearts to Christ, he will come in. He will take away that sorrow, and will not test us more than we can bear. The hardest step is yielding our hearts. He is forever waiting for us to do just that.