Saturday, March 27, 2010

THEN SINGS MY SOUL SATURDAY & SPIRITUAL SUNDAY

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Gethsemane

Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane , and saith unto his disciples , Sit ye here , while I go pray yonder.And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee ,and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceedingly sorrowful even unto death:tarry ye here , and watch with me . And he went a little farther , and fell on his face ,and prayed ,saying, O my Father , if it be possible let this cup pass from me , nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt. Matt. 26 :36 -39

We need to pay attention to the prayer that our Lord is praying here. "This cup" evidently represents His cross, and the contents are the sins of the whole world . More than the death itself and the terrible suffering of crucifixion is something else that we do not see to realize . It is this :Jesus,holy harmless, and separate from sinners,was made sin for us . There on the cross the sin of humanity was put on Him ---not in some forensic or academic manner, but in reality. We cannot even imagine the horror He felt when that sin was placed upon Him . It was a horrendous experience for this One who was holy .Notice that He was not asking to escape the cross, but He was praying that God's will be done . It is impossible for you and me to enter into the full significance of Gethsemane , but I think it was there that he won the victory of Calvary. Undoubtedly , he was tempted by Satan in Gethsemane as truly as he was in the wilderness. Notice verse 42 : "He went away again the second time , and prayed , saying , O Father , if this cup may not pass away from me , except I drink it , thy will be done . " He was accepting it . To say say our Lord was trying to avoid going to the cross,is not exactly true . In His humanity he felt a repugnance and the awful horror of having the sins of the world placed on Himself, and he recoiled a moment from it . But He committed himself to to the Father"s will.
Commentary By : Dr. J. Vernon McGee

I love this poem by Amy Carmichael

No Scar?

Hast thou no scar?
No hidden scar on foot, or side, or hand?
I hear thee sung as mighty in the land;
I hear them hail thy bright, ascendant star.
Hast thou no scar?

Hast thou no wound?
Yet I was wounded by the archers; spent,
Leaned Me against a tree to die; and rent
By ravening beasts that compassed Me, I swooned.
Hast thou no wound?

No wound? No scar?
Yet, as the Master shall the servant be,
And pierc├Ęd are the feet that follow Me.
But thine are whole; can he have followed far
Who hast no wound or scar?


Here is Keith Green singing , There is a Redeemer !





Have a Blessed day !
~Myrna

19 comments:

  1. Thank you for such an inspirational post.
    Lovely.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  2. Wishing you a blessed and peaceful Sunday!

    XOXO LOLA:)

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  3. Hi Myrna,
    A powerful poem and post! I love listening to Keith Green singing this song! Thank you for sharing and have a beautiful Palm Sunday and Easter week celebration.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  4. great post...love the song. Sarah

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  5. What a wonderful post as we enter Holy Week.
    I like how you used a devotional, poem and a music to pull us in.

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  6. When I first became a Christian I was introduced to Keiths Greens music and I still love it today. What a powerful message he radiated in his music until God took him home. LOVE from me to you on this Sunday morn. Off to Seattle to see my kids!

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  7. thank you for sharing this lovely post on Palm Sunday

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  8. A wonderful post, Myrna ~ I love that song! Thank you, Jesus. Have a blessed week.

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  9. Beautiful post and song! It was in His obedience that Jesus obtained His victory. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  10. Beautiful post as well as a beautiful song. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. May God richly bless you today and every day!

    Happy Palm Sunday!

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  11. I can't imagine what Jesus had to endure knowing what was about to come. Yet, He remained obedient and always was seeking the Father. Have a blessed week! God bless.

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  12. I love this poem! The song is so pretty. Thank-you for sharing both of them today.
    God Bless,
    Ginger

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  13. What a beautiful post. I love that song. I'm listening to it now as I type. His love is beyond comprehension.
    Hugs & blessings,
    Charlotte
    I like your header picture too.

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  14. This is so moving ... you've touched my heart this evening!

    Blessings!
    Myra

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  15. Love the commentary by Dr. McGee. I think he's right; we can't even begin to imagine the horror Jesus must have felt at taking on sin. What a love He has for us!

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  16. Blessings Myrna, Powerful commentary, poem and beautiful song by Keith Green! The image of Jesus in the garden is so precious! Moves me to thank Him along with Keith as tears roll down my cheeks!

    I came here on the weekend, read this and wrote my usual lengthy comment and lost it due to my internet connection, so in frustration I left without redoing one... but maybe it was meant for me to come back and read again! Thanks!

    May you enJOY a beautiful RESURRECTION Sunday!

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  17. Myrna, I wanted to wish you and your family a lovely Easter weekend! Twyla

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  18. EASTER GREETINGS FROM THE OLD GEEZER

    I PRAY YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE A BLESSED DAY CELEBRATING RESURRECTION SUNDAY.

    HE IS RISEN!

    GOD BLESS YOU, RON

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  19. Myrna, Thanks for sharing this! I want to wish you and your family a joyous and blessed Easter!
    Beth

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