Friday, December 28, 2018


“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”
1 Timothy 2:5,6 KJV

Pastor Isaac Watts wrote the beautiful hymn “Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed”.  The words in this hymn are true.  “Was it for crimes that I had done He groaned upon the tree? Amazing pity! grace unknown! And love beyond degree!”  It was for our sins Jesus died.  Think about it.  He died for your sins and mine.

Alexander B. McLeod wrote “For Me He Died”.  “For me those wounds He bore, For me He knew this pain, The thorny crown He wore, That with Him I might reign.”  O how much our precious Saviour loves us.  If you are reading this, Jesus loves you and He loves you unconditionally.
Gordon Jensen wrote one of my favorite hymns “I Should Have Been Crucified”.  The words in this hymn are so true.  “Crown of thorns, the spear in His side, And all the pain should have been mine. Those rusty nails were meant for me, But Jesus took them, and let me go free!”  What love He showed us.
It should have been us who died on the cross but only Jesus could have paid the price because He had never sinned.  Do you understand yet how much Jesus loves you and how much pain and agony He endured for you?  He was beaten beyond recognition, cursed, spat on and crucified for you and for me.
Joanne Lowe
December 28, 2018

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