This is a poem reflecting on the rich truth of Philippians 3:7-14
“7 But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. 8 Indeed, I count everything as loss because ofthe surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— 10 that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead. 12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
Compared to the Surpassing Worth
You made Yourself known to me at the cross
Holding riches in hand, your cross screamed to me, Loss!
The more I beheld you I realized your pain
The more my heart pondered, your cross screamed, Gain!
Your hands were open and I longed to be held
My heart pried open as your love was spilled
The pride in my heart could no longer stand
Love was receiving nails in your hands
As I beheld you my heart became
Aware of the man that conquered the grave
Life in your hand and death but a door
I counted the cost as my heart screamed, More!
I once held riches, which my heart did plunder
But nail pierced hands tore those asunder
My eyes are now fixed on the ultimate treasure
In Jesus, I have found man’s unrivaled pleasure
For the joysetbeforeme,