It’s Christmas time, kittens & dawgs! For the entire month of December XmasDolly, and her elves ~ JAmericanSpice, Stacy Uncorked, Everyday Life, & little ole me are having a jingling good time spreading the cheer with non-stop Christmas music.
First up, the results for last week’s #BOTB installment. I know you’re waiting with baited breath to learn, if your favorite pick won the show down. The question was which not-so-familiar (Honestly, I had not heard of them before last week) artists Sanam or Tessera did you like the best singing, Mary, Did You Know?
As you know, I decided to go with a theme within a theme this month. I’ve covered Bethlehem, the Angels, Mary, and now it’s all about Jesus!
The little finger play to Here is the Church rhyme isn’t a song, but very much apart of my childhood. Our gal, Callie, came up with this week’s theme. She wants everyone to share “songs that your mom or dad sung to you” like ’em or not, put them up for us to hear.
My days of youth seem so far away and while I’m certain my mother sang to me, I don’t have vivid recollections of her doing so. That being said, I do remember these little tunes being instrumental in my upbringing and I dare say many of you can say the same thing.
The sounds of the gospel swept through my childhood home. It was there I learned how Christian faith worked and am a better person for it today.
Music was common in my parents’ home. Perhaps this is why my soul is so full of it. Rock n’ roll really sets my body to movin’, but my spiritual roots still cling to the old classic hymns of faith.
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Good Friday has long been a sober day of celebration. The celebration is a mixed flavor of bitter-sweet. My heart is heavy for our Lord’s suffering yet at the same time it’s filled with a sweet fragrance for His sacrifice on the cross for me.
Many of us are accustomed to Good Friday being observed on the Friday prior to Easter Sunday. On this day, Christians such as myself, remember the anguish and crucifix our Savior. Many Christians spend the day in fasting and prayer as they meditate upon Jesus’ suffering.
Why did Christ have to die?
Clearly, I know the answer that Jesus became the sacrificial lamb for my sins. Up until the time of Christ, the only way for the children of God to receive forgiveness of their sins was to make a burnt offering of an unblemished lamb, which was a customary daily ritual done once in the morning and again in the evening. In essence, Jesus became the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29).
We are told for the wages of sin is death, Romans 6:23 and we are all sinners, none of us are righteous enough to stand before our heavenly Father (Romans 3:23). Sin separates us from God like a wide river. Where does this leave us?
The only way we to escape everlasting death is by accepting God’s gift mentioned in John 3:16. God loved us so much He sent His only Son to die for us, so we may have life forever with Him, if we seek Christ’s forgiveness for all the things we’ve done wrong and ask Him to be Lord over our heart.
Restitution is something we can all relate to. We’re always having to pay for something, right? Christ was the ultimate atonement (price) for our sins (1 Peter 1:18-21). The good news mentioned in the New Testament is Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection bridging our eternal damnation to life ever-after in heaven through His great love for us. How do we do this? By calling upon the name of the Lord, as Paul tells us in Romans 10:13.
This morning, I was passionately touched by Susan Anderson beautiful Easter poem, The Miracle of Easter (A Child’s Story) which I want to share with you this blessed Good Friday. Easter is a precious time to rejoice for God isn’t dead. He is alive! Does Christ live in you?