Wednesday, December 20, 2017


“And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.”
Luke 23:33 KJV

One of my favorite hymns by the Gaither Vocal Band is “The Old Rugged Cross Made The Difference”.  “Twas a life filled with aimless desperation Without hope walked the shell of a man; Then a hand with a nailprint stretched downward, Just one touch then a new life began.”

For over forty years, I wandered in the darkness of a crippling devastating depression.  I hated everybody and didn’t trust anyone.  On August 14, 1980, Jesus came to me as I lay under a bed in a mental hospital where I had crawled because I was afraid of everyone and had no desire to live.

Jesus put His arms of compassion and love around me and told me that He loves me and that it was safe to come out from under the bed because He wouldn’t let anyone hurt me and would never leave me.  Jesus has kept His Word to me.  He has never left me.  Is it any wonder why I love Him so much?

It doesn’t matter what we did before Jesus touches us because when He died for our sins on the cross, He shed His precious blood for our sins so we can be forgiven.  His loving touch will not only take away our sins, it will also give us a new life, a life that is filled with joy and happiness.

Joanne Lowe
December 20, 2017

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