When I first became a Christian and started attending church at age 19, I immediately fell in love with singing the great hymns of the faith. My heart overflowed with joy and thanksgiving as we sang of Gods love for us in Christ. Soon one of my favorite hymns (from the late 1600s) became Fairest Lord Jesus! I love the simplicity of the melody and the awesomeness of the One exalted in these words:
Gods Son, whom we sing about in this song, came to this earth, lived a perfect life, and gave Himself for us on the cross (Luke 23:33). He arose from the grave (Luke 24:6) and is now seated at Gods right hand (Heb. 1:3). One day well join in worship with thousands upon thousands and say: Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever! (Rev. 5:13). Maybe well sing Fairest Lord Jesus! too.
Bible in One Year: Numbers 23-25; Mark 7:14-37
Rus, thank you for this mornings reading. When I was a little girl, we sang that song in Sunday School every Sunday. It is a beautiful song:
Good morning, Mayor.
Happy Monday .... Happy March.
Thank you for being here for us everyday. We appreciate your daily offerings.
Fairest Lord Jesus..Beautiful message.