BIBLE TRUTH E-NEWS | MARCH 2006
while the grandchildren were visiting Beth heard Abby, our six year old,
singing while playing. She recognized the old hymn, ‘Man of Sorrows’
written by P. P. Bliss shortly before his death.
a blessing for more than one reason. First, to hear this precious girl
sing this blessed old hymn was wonderful. Just the fact that she knew
every word, especially considering her age, and the music that she could
have been singing.
It also brought me into remembrance of the
season that we are about to enter. The first verse says, “Man of
Sorrows!” what a name for the Son of God, who came ruined sinners to
reclaim! Hallelujah, what a Savior! This first verse reminds us of
what we are – ruined sinners – and that he came to reclaim us.
Bearing shame and scoffing rude, in my place condemned He stood – Sealed
my pardon with His blood: Hallelujah, what a Savior!
What shame and humiliation He suffered so that I would be pardoned from
Guilty, vile and helpless we, spotless Lamb of God was He; full
atonement! Can it be? Hallelujah, what a Savior!
He became sin for us so that we might
obtain His righteousness.
Lifted up was He to die, “It is finished,” was His cry; now in heav’n
exalted high: Hallelujah, what a Savior!
He has made me to sit in heavenly places.
He comes, our glorious King, all His ransomed home to bring, then anew
this song we’ll sing: Hallelujah, what a Savior!
O my, just to think that we have a
heavenly home that is awaiting our arrival. One day when we think not He
will return and take his children home.
this Easter season it is my prayer that we will concentrate on this ‘Man
of Sorrows’ who suffered, bled, and died, but then rose from the
dead that we might receive ‘full atonement’ for our sins. With
so many ‘false gospels’ being propagated it is such a blessing to know
that we have the Word, the true Word, which clearly tells us of this
‘Man’, His work, and our hope of eternal life through the blood of Jesus
Christ. He says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man
cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)
Until next time,
Evangelist Tom Gilliam