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“O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go”

O Love that wilt not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in thee;
I give thee back the life I owe,
That in thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.

O light that followest all my way,
I yield my flickering torch to thee;
My heart restores its borrowed ray,
That in thy sunshine’s blaze its day
May brighter, fairer be.

O Joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain,
That morn shall tearless be.

O Cross that liftest up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from thee;
I lay in dust life’s glory dead,
And from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be.

George Matheson on this date (1882) penned the words to this song.  He was a blind minister born 3/27/1842 in Glasgow, Scotland.  He died 8/28/1906 at Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land.

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Kilmer gushed of his love for a tree;

In a limited way I agree.

(Trees giant or quaint I like to see)

But behind the tree is its Maker;

His Son on a tree was my Savior.

Jesus’ Cross was earth’s most special tree. – eab, 7/20/07      

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Have you traveled beyond the Old Testament (OT)?

Christians are not “left-overs” from OT – there are serious differences after the Cross!

 

Some have not ventured beyond the OT – they’re hung up on Saturday worship

– it was no glitch that Christ AROSE on a new day, the first day of the week!

It is now His day, the “Lord’s Day.”

 

Some have not ventured beyond the OT – they’re hung up on Priests

– priests with OT flashy clothing, priests with their OT power.

The disciples (and since) are not priests but ministers/pastors.

 

Some have not ventured beyond the OT – they’re hung up on Wealth

– the “Health and Wealth” people are trying to still equate money with blessings.

Come on over into the New Testament where this is not the same.

 

Some have not ventured beyond the OT – they’re hung up on Divorce and Remarriage

– adultery is not the same as fornication. “…If, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress” Rom 7.3.  Leave OT reasoning.

 

Some have not ventured beyond the OT – they’re hung up on War.  Christ does not agree 

– David killed many – the Son of David killed none; Christ said “turn the other check.”

The men making money off of war deceive with “God and country” camouflage.    

 

 

 

   

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