Thursday, December 24, 2009

Man of Sorrows...

...what a name,
For the Son of god, who came,
Ruined sinners to reclaim...

Guilty, vile, and helpless me,
Spotless lamb of god was he.
Full atonement, can it be?

~

Roughly two thousand years ago, a baby boy was born.

Even as a child, he spoke authoritatively about the ways of God.

Many people have sought to know this man and to understand what he taught.

He taught a standard of ethic that no man could live up to, except he himself did.

After he was executed for his teachings, he could not stay dead, but conquered death.

The man-God, who is Yeshua, Jesus, the majestic creator, is worthy to be worshipped.

That he became a man is what we celebrate at Christmas, but it should be celebrated daily. The fact that God became a man and conquered the curse of death on our behalf has in every way changed my life for now and forever. My gratitude can never be fully expressed, as it is eternal.

~

Hallelujah! What a savior!


"Man of Sorrows" © Phillip P. Bliss, 1875

22 comments:

Scottish Twins said...

Amen!

Merry Christmas Emily :)

I'm Lori...and maybe I'm you, too. said...

Gloria in excelsis deo. Dona nobis pacem.

Rachel said...

Emily, Merry Christmas! Peace on earth, goodwill toward men.

mary bailey said...

Amen, again! Merry Christmas to all who celebrate our Savior!

TaraS said...

Hallelujah! And a blessed Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Fairy tale............

Sam said...

Amen Emily! Merry Christmas!!

mjellis said...

Thank you for sharing that. It's beautiful.

heather said...

merry christmas to you and your family!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas!

Captain Cleavage said...

Merry Christmas emily!

Anonymous said...

Whatever helps you get through life....

Devon said...

Praise God for the unspeakable gift of His Son. So so so grateful.

Merry Christmas, Emily.

~Melissa said...

While I do not agree with you on most things I still wanted to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

Melissa said...

Have a Merry Christmas! Hope you enjoy the day with your family!

Melissa

Meg said...

Merry Christmas to you Emily, and your family and readers!

Minn said...

Merry Christmas, Emily.

Deidra said...

Praising the King with you...hope you have a Merry Christmas.

~Deidra

dawn hild said...

I loved this post...
Thanks for expressing what is in my hear as well!

Anonymous said...

Why is your husband going to Mexico?

Emily said...

Anon, Mexico is the name of a town in Maine. We went there for Christmas.

Amber said...

Amen, Amen, Amen! Praise the Lord!

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas :)

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