Hope Woven in The Cross

Hope Woven in The Cross

Psalms of Praise and Songs of Grace
Have done their best to paint The Cross.

The height of The Cross is not impressive
And the shape is not expressive.

Yet there hung a man of gentle and humble
Lineage bearing our shame.

The Wood of The Cross has not been revealed,
Insignificant in the woven work of The Cross.

The splendor was not in a tree that held
The blood stains that dripped from the thieves
Or the King.

The majestic life of The Cross was how the rainbow colors
Of the tears, sweat and blood were woven in the tree
Uniting you and me with the work done on the Tree.

The artist has depicted you and me woven
In our humanity and shown love by the Divinity
of The Cross stained by His Blood.

(c) 2013 Sara Craddock

Artist, Dawn Collins (c)2013

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22 thoughts on “Hope Woven in The Cross

  1. Hail to the King of Kings…the one and the only Lord of the land…..How blessed we are to have Him….Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior…..<3

    Jesus Christ
    by Dot Clifton Zafra (Notes) on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 10:27am
    Jesus, the Son, the Lord of all;
    He healed, He loved; but, died on the cross;
    Many loved Him ,some didn’t believe;
    that He was the Christ sent to set us free;

    But, He did not suffer at all in vain;
    that day when He was tortured and slain;
    He said Father forgive them for what they do;
    I will return again to help them through;

    After His death, to everyone’s surprise;
    He came to life then rose to the sky;
    the multitudes looked on in awe;
    at the wonderful Christ, the Son of God…

    He left with a vow that He would return;
    for the final trip home He would gather His own;
    All of those who love the Son;
    Will live in peace in the Heavenly Home..
    ———–`-`-`-`-“-`-`-`-
    (c) Dot Clifton Zafra…2013

    1. Dot, your poem is a very poignant scene. When He returns…

      Look! He comes with the clouds of heaven. And everyone will see him–even those who pierced him. And all the nations of the world will mourn for him. Yes! Amen! Rev 1:7 NLT

  2. Sara, your poem and Dawn’s beautiful artwork express so well the intricate depth and extent of the meaning and power of the Cross that brings true Hope and Love at this Easter season and always.

  3. Dot, your poem rings with Hosanna’s, beckoning us all to praise Him for what He has done as you have so beautifully written.

  4. “After His death, to everyone’s surprise;
    He came to life then rose to the sky;
    the multitudes looked on in awe;
    at the wonderful Christ, the Son of God…

    He left with a vow that He would return;
    for the final trip home He would gather His own;
    All of those who love the Son;
    Will live in peace in the Heavenly Home.”

    Dot, these words are perfect to reflect on, as the Easter season is upon us. Thanks, for sharing your art and words. We serve a risen King!

    1. Beautiful poem by Dot and art by Dawn. Hey, Dot and Dawn, like the sound of a music note. Good way to start our praise on Good Friday and our celebration on Easter Sunday!

      1. I don’t get the History channel. 😦 But, I have them pre ordered on DVD which will be out I believe right as the series ends. I’m excited. Both my sons watch it and love it and then test my Bible knowledge.

  5. Dawn, in your beautiful artwork I see that outside of the cross are divided peoples, as a whole divided and individually, within themselves, divided. They have eyes to see but cannot see. They have love, but misdirected. Many can only spin in circles. Most need healing in mind and body. They try to weave and network and connect…but only can go so far. But in the center of such brokeness and confusion is the mighty Cross where individually and corporately wholeness has been woven with His blood…Life and beauty for each one who will come and embrace it.
    I appreciate your artwork.

  6. Beautiful poems and art work that speaks one and all of our beautiful savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
    When faced with the cross to save one and all or life as we of the world see it,
    He chose the cross. He opened the door to eternity for each of us to step through. The
    only requirement was to believe in him, The Lord/man that LOVED beyond any kind of love seen,
    heard, felt, or expressed before.

    Jesus said in John 9: 10
    John 10: 6-10
    The Message (MSG)
    6-10 I am the Gate for the sheep. All those others are up to no good—sheep stealers, every one of them. But the sheep didn’t listen to them. I am the Gate. Anyone who goes through me will be cared for—will freely go in and out, and find pasture. A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of. (Agape LOVE).

      1. I agree with you Sara. Your poem above points the only way to get and stay in the right zone…”Uniting you and me with the work done on the Tree.” Our work and or play outside of this work may take us into a zone we’d wished we’d never entered.

  7. Pastor Gary Hamrick, Leesburg, Va. did an excellent job on Easter Sunday with word drama describing the work of the cross. The fruit of his words brought many to kneel at the foot of the cross. The Cross gives hope to all our daily lives. Blessed be the name of The Lord!

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