A Cradle and A Cross

A cradle and a cross
And between these — a life
Bethlehem and Jerusalem
A birth and a death
One “of sorrows”
Who often wept
One of joy who also kept
Sensitivity and compassion
Alive and real
This evening let us feel
The surge of that life
The beauty of that love
The power of that cross.
~~ Anonymous
(From the Good Friday Liturgy, Moreland Presbyterian Church, Portland, OR)
Photo credits:
Top:  Nancy Raabe