The Cross Precedes the Crown

We have Eternal Life through Christ, yet we cannot truly have Christ (His Character, His Mindset, His Way) without taking up His Cross.

Find it not strange, therefore, when you find that life is hard, and that you cannot find Christ without experiencing the cross and the fellowship of His pain on a daily basis.

Luke 9:23 reminds us: Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me”.

This song, In The Valley, adapted from the prayer, “Valley of Vision”, from the Puritans’ prayer book of the same name, and beautifully sung by Shannon Harris, puts my thoughts to music. Enjoy!

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