Merciful and loving

Merciful and loving,
  Suff'ring pain and loss,
All for us, the sinners,
  Going to the cross;
Tasting death for all men,
  Dying for our sins;
This is Christ the Savior,
  What will you do with Him?
Luis Daniel Gonzalez

Vega Alta, Puerto Rico

Amen. We are sinners, but we take the cross daily and let Him do the work.

李 菲 麗

United States

I am so touched by this hymn in parallel to His word in Luke 9:23 "And He said to them all, If anyone wants to come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me." O Lord Jesus! The cross is not merely a suffering; it is also a killing. It kills and terminates the criminal. Christ first bore the cross and then was crucified. We, His believers, first were crucified with Him and now bear the cross. To us, to bear the cross is to remain under the killing of the death of Christ for the terminating of our self, our natural life, and our old man. (See Matt. 16:24 note 3, RcV)