“Why things happen as they do
“Why things happen as they do
“Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God
and of Jesus Christ our Lord.”
-2 Peter 1:2
comes in the morning
Again will come
“Christ The Lord is Risen Indeed!”
“Death, where is your sting? Grave, where is your victory?”
“…Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through Jesus Christ our Lord!”
1 Corinthians 15:55-56
“Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now I’m found, was blind but now I see.
Through many dangers toils and snares, I have already come
His grace has brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home.”
“Amazing Grace” by John Newton
“And He took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.” Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.” Luke 22:19-20
There are many traditions, holidays, and ceremonies, that we observe and hold in remembrance, and many of them in the name of Christianity. We celebrate birthdays, and Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter, and that’s fine, they are special days, and it’s good to celebrate, but there is one thing that the Lord has asked us to observe, in remembrance of Him, and the sacrifice that He made to redeem us, saying, “Do this as oft as you will, in remembrance of me.” II Corinthians 11:25
As we remember the last supper today, we are also reminded of Christ’s sacrificial love for all of us…We are reminded of His tremendous suffering, and the price that He paid to save us, and that by His grace, through faith, we are saved.
Thank you, Lord Jesus.
“In the Temple, He found the merchants selling oxen, sheep, and doves; also the moneychangers sitting there. Then He made a whip of cords and drove them all out…” – John 2:14-15
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me…”
This week, as I remember the events leading up to the crucifixion, I reflect on how Christ “cleansed the temple”of moneychangers and how, because of His love, and by His blood, we too can be made clean and renewed by His Holy Spirit.
“I will lift up my eyes to the mountains — from where does my help come?”
“My help comes from ADONAI, Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip.
Your keeper will not slumber.
Behold, the Keeper of Israel
neither slumbers nor sleeps.
ADONAI is your keeper. ADONAI is your shadow at your right hand.
The sun will not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.
ADONAI will protect you from all evil.
He will guard your life.
ADONAI will watch over your coming and your going
From this time forth and forever more.”
Psalm 121 –Tree of Life Version
“The Lord is my strength and my shield;
My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped:
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices;
And with my song will I praise Him.”
It’s very timely, and interesting too, to know that the Hebrew word for Hosanna is Hoshiana which means “Please save!”
And so, this Palm Sunday, as we remember what Christ has done for us, we can again say:
“LORD please save!”
“Hosanna in the Highest!”
“Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the LORD!”
“Be not dismayed whatever betide,
God will take care of you.
Beneath His wings of love abide,
God will take care of you.”
“He will cover you with His feathers and under His wings will you find refuge. His faithfulness is body armor and shield.” – Psalm 91:4
Hymn- “God Will Take Care Of You”- by C. Martin and W.S. Martin
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
“ADONAI is good as a refuge in the day of distress and He knows those who
take refuge in Him.”
Psalm 46:1, Nahum 1:7
“No guilt in life, No fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me
From life’s first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.”
Song- “In Christ Alone” – By Getty and Townsend – Sung by Adrienne Liesching