Hoping while waiting’s a slow steady trudge
Like the creeping of lava or the “stuck” of a sludge
A hope that moves forward, one step at a time
Then waits to be certain the next step’s defined
Hope and endurance, when both are at hand
Are the dogged forbearance, ere you walk or you stand
Hope sees the light at the tunnel’s deep end
So enduring the slog has a masterful edge
A hope laid in trust, is a hope that’s secure
When a trudge, or a wait, or a walk you endure
The One who is proven a trustworthy soul
Is where hope’s that are realised can make a soul whole
The Bible, Matthew 27:27-56;
‘The Passion of the Christ,’ movie by Mel Gibson;
Three Scenes, Tom Wall 1. Jesus endures the mocking 2. Jesus endures the cross 3. Jesus is no ordinary man, Corowa Presbyterian Church.
Sin…is not wrong doing, it is wrong being, deliberate and emphatic independence of God…
Independence of our designer, creator and restorer.
As was mentioned today; a $50 note that has fallen in the toilet, the kitty litter, the mud, or anywhere else that would make it dirty, would still be of value to me. So is our value to Jesus, no matter how dirty our independence of Him has made us.
If Jesus was kept from death, I would have been kept from life.
Does God have to reveal Himself as I determine, for me to believe Him; or do I believe Him because of how and who He has already revealed Himself to be?
It was my sin that held Him there, until it was accomplished.
His dying breath has brought me life, I know that it is finished.
Stuart Townend – ‘How deep The Father’s Love For Us’