I Lost The Cross
I LOST THE CROSS
I wasn’t riding at a leisurely pace.
A strong wind blew as I pedaled.
Without thinking, I reached up to pull my tightened collar away from my neck.
Even though my bike continued its speed, that split second seemed more like slow motion.
My necklace broke and the two charms it held fell and bounced back onto the dark pavement behind me.
Two charms that were very sentimental to me.
I tried to stop as quickly as possible, but I had no idea how far I had traveled from the actual place my charms had fallen.
I lost the cross that had once been my moms and the little diamond pendant my husband had gotten me. The tears welled and I could barely see as I turned back to search....
There may have been a time along life’s road when suddenly, without warning, something inside you broke.
Sadness or anger may have overwhelmed you. The heartache may have broken you.
And for a split second, you took your eyes off the cross~but that split second turned into slow motion. Your heart traveled farther and farther away. In your despair, as the tears welled, you looked back but could not see the cross any longer....
I went back and searched for what seemed like an eternity. I asked for help in my desperation. Finally, it was found, there in between the cracks and filth of a dirty road.
My heart felt such a sense of peace and relief that I almost broke down right there in the middle of the street....
God is always there my friend.
He will not move.
If you have put your faith and trust in Him, you are His child and there is nothing you can do that can separate His love from you.
And once you turn back and seek Him, or perhaps even ask for help in your brokenness~
He will be right there waiting for you and the peace and relief that your heart feels will comfort your soul to its very core.
You can never lose the cross. You can never lose the deep love Christ has for you. You can never go too far or be too broken. The long road you have traveled will never be too dirty or have too many cracks.
Because His love and mercy, forgiveness and compassion are always constant~
and His cross always remains.
“I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”
© 2020 HOLDING HOPE