The Cross of Christ

…gives us wings

For the last week or so I’ve been reading The Discipline of Grace by Jerry Bridges, which forms part of my preparation for Relay. I think it’s about the 20th book I’ve read so far this year, and with the possible exception of The Cross of Christ it is the best of them all. I highly recommend it to any Christian who hasn’t already read it, something I’d say about very few books. In it I came across a nice rhyme which, although I had heard before, I’d forgotten:

Run, John, run, the law commands
But gives us neither feet nor hands.
Far better news the gospel brings:
It bids us fly and gives us wings.

Attributed to John Bunyan