Monday, April 22, 2019

"I'm So Glad Jesus Set Me Free" Old-Fashioned Bluegrass Gospel Hymn (wit...

I'm So Glad Jesus Set Me Free

The Monday after Easter.....I always feel drained on this day.  It is both a grueling thing and a blessed thing to think so much about the life of Jesus.  Not just his sacrifice for mankind, but the sacrifices of his parents, his siblings, his disciples and all those living in that present day who loved him so dearly.

I watched The Passion of the Christ at least 2 1/2 times and several documentaries on historical facts that prove Jesus walked the earth and was, indeed, crucified as the Word tells us.  Someone posted on Facebook sometime over the last few days a meme that said "Jesus' life is a fact.  Even time is divided in that context....B,C. and A.D.  Before Christ and An no Domini which means "in the year of our Lord".

When I think that one lone man, a poor man born to an average family in Nazareth, could grow up and spend only 33 1/2 years on this  earth and change the world so drastically, I am at once amazed and completely peaceful.

Having come to know Jesus Christ as my Savior at the age of 11, I have lived now 50 years walking with him.  Admittedly, not always closely, but walking with him.  If you are his, you cannot disown him.  Once you become his child, it is an eternal condition.  Man cannot change it, Satan cannot change it, YOU cannot change it.  You can break his heart by some of the things you say, do or think, but you cannot become unsaved.  I know, I tried.

Aren't you thankful that your fate is sealed in eternity?  Aren't you thankful that nothing can snatch you from his hands?  Aren't you thankful that you can do many things to break his heart, but you cannot cause him to disown you.

That is a miracle in and of itself!  Having never raised children, I cannot say I know how a parent feels.  But I'll tell you for sure I do know that I love some people so dearly that nothing they could do would make me turn away from them.  They may hurt me and cause me pain but I will always love them.  If we are capable of that kind of love, how much more is Jesus?!

I know this is rambling and for that I apologize.  My heart is simply overflowing with love and appreciation for my Savior today.  As that old bluegrass gospel song says "I'm so glad Jesus set me free"!

"My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand."

                                                                          John 10: 27-28 NIV

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