Good Friday

At What Cost? He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness. 1 Peter 2:24 Three hundred years before Mel Gibson produced The Passion of the Christ, Isaac Watts wrote the lyrics of “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.” The third stanza, in particular, graphically portrays the …

Everlasting Joy

“Good Tidings of Great Joy” I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness. Isaiah 61:10 “Fear not, for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy,” the angel told the shepherds on the …

O Holy Night

Hope for a Weary World “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.” Luke 1:34-35 As soon as I hear the …