At Formacion 2013 we've had times to reflect in silence. Time just to be still before God and listen. This poem started forming during the time of singing before we headed into our reflection time and then continued into it. It's very honest and quite personal. I think these are the most honest poems as they show you your heart and mind. They're like a window in. This poem is both mine and everyone's. Everyone's welcome at the cross of Jesus.
At the foot of the cross
At the foot of the cross I lay my fear
All those worries that I hold so near
For he listens as he holds me dear
And calms my troubled heart.
At the foot of the cross lay my dreams
all things I'd hope to be
For he knows the plans he has for me
And I know those plans are good.
At the foot of the cross I lay my pride
Those selfish thoughts I keep inside
Your cross shows a servant side
To the person you want me to be.
At the foot of the cross I lay heart
In all its broken, battered parts.
You gather up the broken, Lord
And restore them in your love.
At the foot of the cross I lay my sin
These blood-stained rags I'm living in
And watch your son put them onto him
Making me whiter than snow.
At the foot of the cross I kneel, my king
My only plea is that of Him
Who died to buy this sinner free
Would cover every sin of me.
At the foot of the cross I stand once more
As a child of the living God restored,
My eyes are fixed on the heavenly goal,
Oh, sweet, sweet Jesus you've made me whole.