Christ – My Pattern
As surely as Jesus received His reward,
I too will inherit God’s riches outpoured;
For just as He suffered then sat at God’s side,
My future is certain – my God will provide.
The cross was the ladder that lifted Him high,
And Jesus has bid me climb mine to the sky;
His pattern has shown me the pathway that’s blessed,
That after this life I’ll inherit God’s best.
With Jesus as Pattern, as Fore-Runner, Guide
What more could I ask for? He walks by my side.
He finished to show me that it can be done,
That He understands me since He too has run.
He is my example in striving ’gainst sin,
I could not strive harder than I have seen Him,
But He overcame it despising the shame,
And triumphed in glory, exalting His Name
So, laying each burden and sin far away,
I’m running with patience like Jesus today,
My eyes on His glory, my feet where He’s stepped,
Until in God’s presence our promise is kept.
Christina Joy Hommes