Bob Gotti

Rookie (03/15/1957 / New Jersey)

That Old Rugged Cross - Poem by Bob Gotti

That cross so simple in design, spans throughout all of time.
As simple as that cross may be, it reaches well into eternity.
A wooden beam upon a tree, lifted high on Mount Calvary.
For all the saints of the past, it capped a hope that will last.
As that hope they waited for, was fulfilled through our Lord.

For the saints of latter years, it would conquer all our fears,
As death was swallowed in victory, on that cross at Calvary.
Today the cross of Jesus Christ, can grant victory to any life.
From that single horrific place, God began this age of Grace.
While many were dismayed, the Love of God was displayed.

By God, Christ was shunned, as wrath was sent on His Son.
Wrath meant for you and me, which was poured at Calvary.
God’s own Son bearing disgrace; a sinless lamb in our place.
In agony Christ was seized, until God’s anger was appeased,
As Christ paid the ultimate price, becoming for all a sacrifice.

He died and bled on the cross, washing away our sinful dross.
The sinless man bearing the cost, to bring to God, sinners lost.
And all who come to Jesus Christ, by the cross gain New Life,
As that bloody cross of Calvary, leads all men towards Eternity.
That rugged, yet simple design, has truly stood the test of time.

(Copyright ©04/2006)

Comments about That Old Rugged Cross by Bob Gotti

  • (4/12/2006 5:49:00 AM)

    A well-written poem on the greatness of the death of the Saviour on the Holy Cross.
    The true sanctity and meaning, only a good christian can understand!
    happy Easter, Bob.
    God bless you.
    Dr John Celes
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  • (4/12/2006 4:04:00 AM)

    Hey Bob, isn’t it frustrating how Muslims say you’ll go to hell if you’re not a Muslim and Christians say you’ll go to hell if you’re not a Christian? There’s no way to win. You just have to gamble that you choose the right door. Maybe religions that don’t believe in hell, like Judaism and Buddhism, are the way to go. But that’s no good either because if you’re Jewish, you get accused of all sorts of cockamamie conspiracies, and if you’re Buddhist you could get reincarnated as a clam. Reincarnation is like a big lottery. You could come back as a Republican, which means you’d have to mouth off all the time about creationism and gays. That’s a case where God would probably regard suicide favorably. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 11, 2006

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