Easter Meditations

Introduction

If I had been able, I would have started this series of posts at the beginning of Lent, but I was buried under yearbook deadlines, third quarter grades, and missions conference. Now I’m on spring break and have a little more time to devote to writing on my blog.

My plan is to write a series of short posts from now until Resurrection week reflecting on Christ’s Passion week, substitutionary death, and resurrection. I’ll include Bible readings, a hymn text, and occasionally a quote from a book or sermon on Christ’s death or resurrection. I hope this will help me to keep the cross the focus of my life and that you will be edified as well.

Meditation 1

“God had one Son and He made Him a missionary” (David Livingstone).

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved” (John 3:16-17, KJV).

Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne

By Emily E. S. Elliott (1864)

Thou didst leave Thy thrown
And Thy kingly crown
When Thou camest to earth for me,
But in Bethlehem’s home
Was there found no room
For Thy holy nativity:
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

Heaven’s arches rang
When the angels sang,
Proclaiming Thy royal degree;
But of lowly birth
Didst Thou come to earth,
And in great humility:
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

The foxes found rest,
And the birds their nest,
In the shade of the forest tree;
But Thy couch was the sod,
O Thou Son of God,
In the deserts of Galilee:
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

Thou camest, O Lord,
With the living word,
That should set Thy people free;
But with mocking scorn,
And with crown of thorn,
They bore Thee to Calvary:
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
Thy cross is my only plea.

When heaven’s arches shall ring,
And her choirs shall sing,
At Thy coming to victory,
Let Thy voice call me home,
Saying “Yet there is room,
There is room at My side for thee”
And my heart shall rejoice, Lord Jesus,
When Thou comest and callest for me.

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