Pastor's Pen
Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10   Entries 1-5 of 47
September 3, 2014, 9:23 AM

HE

He

   Recently, my wife and I were fixing dinner and we had Pandora on the computer in the den. One of the music groups we like to listen to is The Righteous Brothers, and, of course, the volume was up a little when their song entitled, “He” came on. There is a good orchestra piece leading into the song and then you hear the two guys sing these words:

 

                        He can turn the ides and calm the angry sea

                        He alone decides who writes a symphony

                        He lights every star that makes the darkness bright

                        He keeps watch all through each long and lonely night

 

He still finds the time to hear a child, a child’s first prayer

                        Saint or sinner calls and always finds him there

                        Though it makes Him sad to see the way we live

                        He’ll always say, “I forgive”

 

                        He still finds the time to hear a child, a child’s first prayer

                        Saint or sinner calls and always finds Him there

                        Though it makes Him sad to see the way we live

                        He’ll always say, “I forgive, I forgive”

 

   When I read these words and then think of all the good things that Jesus did and how he taught us how we should live … and when I think about how Jesus is introduced by John in the fourth gospel, “And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen His glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14) … (“only” meaning He is unparalleled; one-of-a-kind; no one equivalent to Him before and no one equal to Him in the future) … full of divinity (John 1:1-5) and full humanity (John 1:9-18) … and how He loves us … let it be known … that I choose to be loved into heaven rather than scared into heaven. 08.31.2014

Dr. Rick Baggett is pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Ardmore (the church with the bells) and can be reached at: rbaggettfpc@cableone.net

           


Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10   Entries 1-5 of 47