Rick’s Reflections- 3/19/2017


It was Isaac Watts who penned these famous words to one of the most powerful hymns ever.

“When I survey the wondrous cross,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   On which the Prince of glory died,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     My richest gain I count but loss,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  And pour contempt on all my pride.”

As we continue along on this Journey to the Cross it is vital that we stop along the way and do some survey work of our own. In the hours leading up to the crucifixion Christ took time to prepare His followers for what was to come. Even though they would not be able to comprehend at the time all of it, Jesus would help them see the events with an eternal perspective.

What Watts understood and communicated in his hymn was that the only appropriate response to what Jesus did for us is total humility. This morning we will look at the most sorrowful evening in the history of the world and be left with a challenge to follow Christ, no matter what the cost may be. Have you surveyed the cross lately?