Luke 8:54

"And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid arise." Luke 8:54

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A Bosom Cross

Spiritual Lessons 

A Bosom Cross 

Oh bosom cross that clings to me
A gift I do not own
Because it was not given me
A burden on my soul

A dream, a wish, a small desire
A cross I bear each day
This is the gift I give to You
With me to have Your way

Oh bosom cross! A friend to me
Allowed to love not more
And yet allowed to love no less
This weight my constant sore

Fickle foolish sentiments
I give You every thought
and let You cut each string attached 
And guide each passion wrought

The heart besieged a feeling norm
Guarding -- familiar steps
I've laid so many crosses down
Yet this one I have kept

Kept because inevitable 
I can't resolve to be
Any different than feelings led
My blinded heart to see

Capture every thought my Lord!
And if in future mine
Please let me love this bosom cross
But only in Your time

Embracing Jesus as my strength 
He gives me grace to bear
He to dictate every feeling
He to steal my fears

I will accept this bosom cross
So I will cling to You
And let You carry this hard weight 
I'll wait for You to move

Oh bosom cross that clings to me
Although it not my own
Because He laid it down on me
A blessing to my soul



  1. Wow, Toni. This poem is amazing. So well written and so true. Thank you for sharing.
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. Hope to see you in the New Year sometime.

  2. This is beautiful, Toni, and I can relate...I love you very much and hope you have a very special, peaceful and also joyful Christmas! I am with you in my thoughts and prayers!

  3. Love this Toni. Embracing our crosses- painful, but sweet. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thank you ladies for your comments and well-wishes. Thankful for all of you!