Friday, November 23, 2018


“And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head, And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!  And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him.  And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him.”
Mark 15:17-20 KJV

Bill and Gloria Gaither wrote “It Is Finished!”  “The earth shakes with the force of the conflict; The sun refuses to shine. For there hangs God’s Son in the balance, And then through the darkness He cries: “It is finished!” The battle is over! It is finished! There’ll be no more war! It is finished! The end of the conflict! It is finished and Jesus is Lord!”

It really happened.  They really did spit on Jesus, curse Him, pound nails in His hands and beat Him beyond recognition.  It’s not just a story or a historical event.  It is the amazing and unconditional love that Jesus has for you and for me.  He could have come down from the cross but He didn’t because not only does Jesus give love, He is love.

May God help us to live for Jesus and serve Him.  I love Jesus so much.  He is the Joy of my heart and He loves me so much He died for me.  One day I will have the privilege of seeing Him face to face.  Are you ready to meet Jesus if He comes back for us today?  Is your heart right with God or does it hurt Him and make Him sad when He looks in your heart?

Joanne Lowe
November 23, 2018

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