The Bible tells of a strong man, Simon (a song, Chaplain Don)
Who stood in the crowd that day.
Now the Savior was weak with anguish & pain;
So he carried the cross for Him. (Matthew 27: 32)
Would I have gladly carried His cross,
As He fell down to His knee?
He could not carry that heavy load;
But He climbed the Hill for me!
God’s Word tells of Peter bragging that day;
And we have done the same.
Hear his words, “I’ll die with You, Lord !”
But he lied, and denied His name. (Luke 22: 33)
One of the thieves confessed to The Lord,
While on his cross at Calvary.
“In Your coming Kingdom, Lord”, he said;
“Won’t You please remember me!”
Just think of Peter, and this thief;
They learned to swallow their pridLike you and me, when we yield to God;
And find contentment deep inside.
Yes Lord… I will bear the cross right now in my hearSince You climbed Calvary’s Hill for me! Praise God!
-by Chaplain Don, 2011