photo (19)This was taken from the stage at the LWML Convention.  This is the back side of the Cross (I never got a picture of the front)and it really was the center piece of the dais as it should be.  Much of what the LWML does as it supports missions here and around the world can be understood in terms of life under the Cross.  We support these project so that the Gospel of forgiveness of sins might be proclaimed to all people everywhere and that they might have life in His name.

One of the things that we realize very quickly is that Christ emptied Himself and took of the form of a servant to lift us up to Glory.  Now as we serve Him we lift Him up and give His glory so that Christ might be “all in all”.

Spurgeon has a meditation for the evening of June 29th in “Evening and Morning” –

Like the moon, we borrow our light; bright as we are when grace shines on us, we
are darkness itself when the Sun of Righteousness withdraws himself. Therefore let
us cry to God never to leave us. “Lord, take not thy Holy Spirit from us! Withdraw
not from us thine indwelling grace! Hast thou not said, ‘I the Lord do keep it; I
will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day’? Lord,
keep us everywhere. Keep us when in the valley, that we murmur not against thy
humbling hand; keep us when on the mountain, that we wax not giddy through being
lifted up; keep us in youth, when our passions are strong; keep us in old age, when
becoming conceited of our wisdom, we may therefore prove greater fools than the
young and giddy; keep us when we come to die, lest, at the very last, we should deny
thee! Keep us living, keep us dying, keep us labouring, keep us suffering, keep us
fighting, keep us resting, keep us everywhere, for everywhere we need thee, O our

I like that and God keeps us under the Cross.

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