‘When He Was on the Cross, I Was on His Mind’

Requested by Erlene: John Starnes singing When He Was on the Cross, I Was on His Mind.

As a challenge to the spirit, try to imagine hearing the Gospel now for the very first time, never having heard a word of it before. What in our own lives can prepare us for the savagery of the Crucifixion? How are we to measure that against the pure goodness of Jesus Christ? There are some parts of this fallen world where people can imagine such things easily. We in America are blessed in that we can’t.

No–our greatest peril is to fall into the trap of taking Jesus Christ for granted. I don’t know about you, but I have to shock myself out of that from time to time.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

2 responses to “‘When He Was on the Cross, I Was on His Mind’

  • Erlene

    I agree, Lee. Becoming a little complacent is a danger for us at times, and
    a good wake up is necessary. May we never lose sight of the fact that our salvation cost so much.

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  • Erlene

    P.S. not only the pain, shame, and horror of the cross, but think of His time in the garden before His arrest; when the sins of the whole world were being heaped upon Him. I can not keep from crying every time I remember how this sinless, perfect man who knew no sin had all this piled upon Him because of us. That was more painful than the physical pain.

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