"He was despised and rejected, a man of sorrows,

acquainted with grief; he was wounded for our transgressions,

and he was bruised for our iniquities..."

Isaiah 53: 3,5

     Our Lenten Season continues... but not for long. Soon, we will face the ultimate test. Soon, we will need to make a decision. "Do we continue on the journey?" Or, "Do we bail out, like so many others?"

     For the past few weeks, we have focused upon "Words That Last Forever." We have heard about Jesus' final words from the Cross, how, even though he was despised and rejected, he still continued his commitment and faithfulness to God his Father.

     Jesus was despised and rejected on our behalf. He was bruised for our iniquities. He was wounded for our transgressions. He certainly was a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief, all because of what God called for him to do for us!! He made the ultimate sacrifice and in turn offered to each of us the ultimate victory: ETERNAL LIFE!!

     So, my friends, hang in there and be faithful to our Lord and Savior. It will not be long until we join in celebrating that wonderful, joyful, miraculous victory over death and the grave: The Resurrection of Jesus the Christ!!



In Peace and Love,