Sunday, November 09, 2014

"What a Savior" - 11/09/14 - Matthew 26, Mark 14

Peter remembered what Jesus had said: "Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times."
He went out and cried and cried and cried.(Matthew 26:75)

Is Christ this real to you?  When reading these scriptures, do the Words plunge straight into your heart like a knife?  Do you feel a pain that brings tears to your eyes?  Do you recognize the gift of Life Christ has given you through His sacrifice on The Cross?  Do you accept all He has done for you and given your life to Him? 

Or do you deny Him? 

An old hymn came to mind when pondering these questions, "Man of Sorrows". 

Man of Sorrows! what a name
For the Son of God, Who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
In my place condemned He stood;
Sealed my pardon with His blood.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Guilty, vile, and helpless we;
Spotless Lamb of God was He;
Full atonement can it be?
Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Lifted up was He to die;
"It is finished!" was His cry;
Now in heaven exalted high.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!
When He comes, our glorious King,
All His ransomed home to bring,
Then anew His song we'll sing:
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Hallelujah!  What a Savior!

Our Jesus. 

He doesn't leave us at the point of repentance, when our hearts are breaking, when we have gone "out and cried and cried and cried".

It is then He draws us into Him.  Lifts us up from the pain our betrayal has caused, cleansing us with His grace and mercy.  His Blood making us anew. 

What a Savior!

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