Friday, September 16, 2011

"I Carry a Cross in My Pocket"

           "A Cross in My Pocket"
                              (author unknown)

I found this little poem recently that my grandfather, Cecil, always carried in his pocket.  It not only brought back great memories of him, but reminded how important my daily life with Christ is!

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 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 the cross in my pocket
     Reminding me, no one but me . . .
That Jesus Christ is Lord of my life
     If only I'll let Him be!