Food for thought    22nd April 09

“There but for the grace of God go I”

"Blessed are the poor in spirit"


Catherine O'Halloran.

Shielded by the mists of merciful tenderness

We find ourselves in posession of vast and awesome wealth intangible wealth, beyond all earthly recompense.

The great and glorious future that is ours at such great cost to him,

Who loved enough to lay down his life for his friends

The quiet still waters where he leads rise

And overflow from his heart, the spring of mercy

The fountain of joy and love divine.

Priceless are the gifts he bestows on us his children, heavenly and glorious gifts flow

Gently to our hearts

Unlocked are his arms to tenderly carry his weary lambs along his road of peace,

Kindness and gratitude he shows in abundance to those who love Him.

The weary find rest, the fearful a refuge

The broken-hearted find solace and are cherished

Sing praises to our God who waits to receive

Our many burdens, who waits with such inordinate patience to effect our healing.

The sheer expression of his love is gloriously boundless.

Below the fathomless depths of ocean

Above and beyond the vault of the skies

Reaches your love my God.

O, how we need you my God,

O, how we need your love.

Bless our need.





The Lord is saying: Will you too go away? Are my sayings too hard for you? Have I not said that I have come for the sinners and not for the righteous. For the 'righteous' turn their noses up at sinners, yet their own righteousness is as filthy rags. Do not turn your noses up at those who I have come to save. I came to search for the lost and for the hurting, for the dying and for those who are needing a saviour. I have come that those who are under the power of the devil may be set free. Do you not know, have you not heard, that I am He that loves the filthiest wretch and became the scum of the earth so that those in the deepest of sin could be saved. Value the lives of all men for my Father would have it that all men be saved.

Luke 15:4 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?

The reason that we are saved is absolutely nothing to do with the degree of our sin, nothing, nothing, nothing. The only reason that you and I are saved and have eternal life rests only on one thing..... the blood of Jesus was shed for the forgivenss of our sins. As soon as we start to measure sin and compare ourselves with others we have stepped from the real issue....and we are putting our trust in our own goodness instead of on the sacrifice of Jesus. The blood is sufficient not only for our sin but for those whom society has put in the 'unforgiveable' category, if they too will be reconciled.. ...It is the blood that is on trial today. Is it sufficient to cover the 'worst' of sins? Let us say a resounding "Yes and Amen" for he came out and found us when we were in our worst state and not our best.




Romans 5:6 -11 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

John 2:2 , "He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world."

Mat 9:13 But go ye and learn what [that] meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.








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