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Playing Games at the Foot of the Cross

April 29, 2017

Last weekend our choir did their Easter Cantata. Pastor Jessica and I got to be narrators. I love every minute of this stuff!

Three of the songs impacted me greatly and have haunted me all week. Here’s one, by Mike Harland  —

Playing Games at the Foot of the Cross

You’ve heard the story, many times before –
How the soldiers gambled for the robe of the Lord.
Their laughter drowning out, the Savior’s cry,
“Father forgive them” as He bows his head and dies.

And they were playing games at the foot of the cross,
so close to his struggle, yet so far from the cost.
Never feeling the shame and never sensing the loss.
They were playing games at the foot of the cross.

We’re so quick to judge them yet so slow to see
how their games resemble the ones played by you and me.
As we fight for position in the Church of God
While the world just goes on dying without the Savior’s love.

We’re just were playing games at the foot of the cross,
so close to his struggle yet so far from the cost.
Never feeling the shame and never sensing the loss.
We’re just playing games at the foot of the cross.

We’re just playing games at the foot of the cross,
so close to his struggle yet so far from the cost.
Never feeling the shame and never sensing the loss.
We’re just playing games at the foot of the cross.

— As you and I prepare for worship this weekend, let’s be sure we’re not just “playing games at the foot of the cross.”

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2 Comments
  1. Sue Keasler permalink

    Well, I love these words! Who is the composer/ artist? Sounds like a winner!! Thanks & good early Saturday morning! 🎶

  2. And a good early rainy Saturday to you, too, Sue, and thanks for reading and Commenting! Here’s the simplest source (hey, only 2 travel mugs of coffee so far this morning):

    https://www.amazon.com/Once-All-Musical-Tom-Fettke/dp/B000NQI544

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