Good morning Church family
Last night we had a bit of a walk down memory lane and pulled out our old childhood photos. Amongst the memories I found what looks like a small knitted cross in a small knitted envelope; small enough to fit in your pocket. It belonged to my mother, someone gave it to her as an encouragement when she was going through a particularly tough patch in life. In the envelope was a worn piece of paper with a poem on it. I’m not sure who it is written by but it is too good not to share.
The Cross in my Pocket
I carry a cross in my pocket;
A simple reminder to me
of the fact that I am a Christian
No matter where I may be.
This little cross is not magic,
Nor is it a good luck charm.
It isn’t meant to protect me
from every physical harm.
It’s not for identification
for all the world to see.
It’s simply an understanding
between my Saviour and me.
When I put my hand in my pocket
to bring out a coin or a key,
the cross is there to remind me
of the price He paid for me.
It reminds me, too, to be thankful
for my blessings day by day,
and to strive to serve Him better
in all that I do and say.
It’s also a daily reminder
of the peace and comfort I share
with all who know my Master
and give themselves to His care.
So, I carry a cross in my pocket
reminding no one but me
that Jesus Christ is the Lord of my life,
if only I’ll let Him be.
So today remember to carry the cross in your pocket!