Saturday, September 16, 2017


“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16 KJV

Pastor John Stallings wrote the beautiful inspiring hymn “Love Grew Where The Blood Fell”.  I believe it is one of the most heart touching hymns I have ever heard.  “Love grew where the blood fell Flow'rs of hope sprang up for men in misery Sin died where the blood fell I'm so glad this precious blood has covered me.”

Yes, God loves us so much that He said it with blood, the redeeming atoning blood of His Son.  God could not look at His Son as He hung there on the cross with the blood flowing down His precious body because God can’t look at sin and Jesus had taken your sins and my sins on Him.

I believe God cried when His Son was crucified for you and for me.  Have you ever really thought about how much God loves you?  If you are a parent, would you willingly give your son to die for someone?  Of course you wouldn’t, but God did because He is a compassionate loving Father.

What love Jesus showed for us as He hung there on the cross dying for our sins.  He could have come down from the cross.  All the nails in the world couldn’t have kept Him on the cross but He stayed on the cross because He loves us so much.  Not only did He stay on the cross, He also asked God to forgive us.

“Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots” (Luke 23:34).  God loves us so much He gave His Son to die for us and Jesus loves us so much He died for us.

Joanne Lowe
September 16, 2017

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