Mark 8:34

And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Candy Coated Cross

 

We have candy coated the cross

To make it nice and sweet.

As we *Skittle through this life,

We forget the nails in Jesus' feet.

 

We have candy coated the cross

And made it into necklaces of gold.

As we collect *Mounds of treasure here,

We forget Jesus for a few pieces of silver was sold.

 

We have candy coated the cross

To make it represent whatever we need.

As we *Take 5 minutes to remember Christ,

We forget  the 39 lashes that made Him bleed.

 

We have candy coated the cross

And made it into a once a year display.

As *Baby Ruth  we take to church for an  hour

We forget Jesus thirsting on that long dark day.

 

We have candy coated the cross

And made it's suffering melt into beauty

When  our *Pay Day comes along

We  give to perform our Christian duty.

 

Yes, the cross is indeed coated over and covered with earthly things.

We sometime forget each nail, each lash, each stripe, which our healing brings.

Today remember no * Mr. (or Mrs.) Goodbar is good enough to make it on our own.

It's through the cross, His blood, His grace alone,

 

That we are forgiven for each human, fleshly shortcoming and sin.

The cross brings cleansing through His precious sweet blood flowing in.

Experience the pure *Joy and the *Burst of exhilaration Christ can unfurl,

As you uncover the cross and all its power.