—Isaiah. 53:4,5/Matt. 8:16,17 Suffering Vicariously (Our Delegated Substitute!) Isaiah 53: 3,4 He is despised (hated, reviled, loathed, shunned, scorned, derided [antonym is beloved: how heartbreaking that the beloved Son of God bore all this FOR ME!]) and rejected (disallowed, forbidden, banned, excluded, vetoed, prohibited) of men; a man of sorrows (distresses, troubles, burdens, disappointments), and … More March 26
Sunday morning, as I was checking our weather, I noticed the little red warning triangle. Strange? What could be coming our way? I had seen the sign while checking the weather at Myrtle Beach, obviously listing warnings about hurricane Matthew. But I live in Pennsylvania? Our warning was for a frost tomorrow morning, cautioning gardeners … More WARNING! Frost or hurricane!
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. John 18:36 The above quote contains the words that Jesus spoke to Pilate as the man questions Him … More My Very Own Jacob’s Ladder!
I recently had a piano student prepare a beautiful hymn arrangement, and I asked her to play it for an offertory at church. I was surprised to hear her say that my daughter had recently played the same piece, and a lesson came to mind: We all have the same story to tell: Jesus Saves! … More Our Song of Victory!
Sunday night at church, one of the requested favorites was Good Christian Men Rejoice. The words to this Christmas carol are accredited to Henry Suso who lived in the 14th century. As we sang the hymn, I couldn’t help thinking about the immutability of our God! Immutability refers to God’s unchangeable quality – something definitely … More Good Christian Men Rejoice!