While President Harry S. Truman was in office, there was an attempt made to assassinate him. Endeavoring to protect the President, one of the guards was slain. With deep solemnity and sadness, the President commented, “You can’t understand how a man feels when somebody else dies for him.”

I would think, after such an experience, that the remainder of life would become very special. Continue reading “DO WE UNDERSTAND”

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross By Patrick Hogan

 Isaac Watts, who lived from 1674 to 1749 continues to influence Christians worship over 250 years after his death. During his lifetime he wrote approximately 600 hymns, many of which are still used in worship today.      In 1707, he wrote “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.” Continue reading “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross By Patrick Hogan”

He Was Wounded for Our Transgressions

There are six varieties of wounds a person can suffer.

Abrasive wound: the skin is scraped off. This can result from stumbling, by carrying a rough object, or by a glancing blow. “And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull …” (John 19:17).

Confused wound: caused by a heavy blow. “And they smote him on the head with a reed …” (Mark 15:19). Continue reading “He Was Wounded for Our Transgressions”