He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Matthew 16:15-16
I’ve looked at Christ from both sides now:
From suffering and glory, from then and now.
And it’s the love of Jesus that I see – the One who died and rose for me.
Bethlehem – His birthing place; His mother Mary’s still young face.
The wise men and the star they trace. The angels’ song; glory and grace.
Now in all this history I find God’s love is the key —
That He could send His Son for me, to die to set me free.
Healing blind, and deaf, and lame; praying in His Father’s Name.
Loving everyone the same; bearing my sin’s shame.
Now it doesn’t come as easily – He asks for all I have from me.
He says I can love my enemy, because of Calvary.
Shouts of loud Hosannas ring, as angel choirs start to sing.
A trumpet blast shakes everything, and Jesus comes as King.
Gone – the earth, the moon, the sun. No place to hide, no need to run.
He welcomes us each, daughter and son; our new life has truly begun.
And it’s the love of Jesus that I see — the One who’s coming back for you and me.
Prayer: Dear Jesus, you are my Lord, you are my Savior. Thank you for my life, thank you for your love. Amen.
Deaconess Cindy Stocker, Lemont, IL