From the Manger to the Cross

My life is a journey,
Yes, sometimes a hard journey, Lord,
From the manger to the cross,
From the manger to the cross.

From my birth as a child of God,
From my birth as a child of God
To the death of my old self
To the death of my old self.

So Christ can come alive in me,
So Christ can come alive in me
And make me like Himself,
And make me like Himself.

My life is a journey,
Yes, sometimes a hard journey, Lord,
From the manger to the cross,
From the manger to the cross.

About This Song:
Strange as this comment may sound, I wrote this song to share at a New Year’s Eve gathering some years ago. Stranger still, I can’t remember why I thought it was appropriate. I simply did.

Nonetheless, the imagery of the manger and the cross isn’t something to take lightly.

Christ was born as a human child. I’ve been born as a child of God because of my faith in Jesus. So I’ve had a “manger experience.”

And Jesus died an earthly death, just as I need to put my natural, sinful ways to death. That process, my “cross experience” began taking place at the time I became a Christian.

Did you notice the word “began”? I’ll never be perfect until I die and reach heaven. So my life is the “long journey” from the beginning of becoming Christlike to the time I truly achieve it.

Are you on that journey? How about leaving a comment?

Free lead sheets (lyrics, tune, and chords) are available for many of my songs. Click on the Lead Sheets tab at the top of this page to see whether one is available for this song. Videos for many of my songs, some recorded at home and some at our church’s nursing home ministry, can be accessed at my website, RogerBruner.com, under the Listen tab.

Look for me again next Wednesday. Better still, subscribe to receive these weekly posts by email.

Best regards,
Roger

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About Roger E. Bruner

Seventy-four-year-old Roger E. Bruner is the author and publisher of eighteen Christian novels and the writer of more than two hundred Christian songs and choruses, a handful of musical dramas, and a number of shorter works. He sings, plays guitar and bass, and records his original songs in his home studio. He will be active in his church's nursing home ministry again when circumstances permit and in the church choir when it starts up again. In the meantime he'll keep playing bass on the praise team. Married for seventeen years to Kathleen, he has one grown daughter. Kathleen has two. Roger enjoys reading, moderate exercise, photography and book cover design (he's done all of his own except for Rosa No-Name), playing Snood, making walking sticks, and complaining about the state of the nation while continuing to pray for it.
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