This week I've been listening to Handel's Messiah. The familiar scriptures set to extraordinarily beautiful music reveals God's plan to redeem mankind by the coming of the Messiah.
As I listen to the different portions of scripture set to music I am brought to tears by the beauty, the hope of salvation and the love of our God eternal.
Two hundred and seventy-two years ago, on April 13, 1742 seven hundred people attended the premier performance of Handel's Messiah in Dublin.
Today is Palm Sunday!
The people of Israel had waited for their Messiah to come.
When Jesus came into Jerusalem on a donkey the people lined the streets with palm branches and sang praises to him.
Are you ready for Easter? It is so much more than colouring Easter eggs, baking Paska and setting a beautiful table. For those of us who believe that Jesus came to redeem us, there is a preparing of our hearts and minds as we remember the sacrifice God made when he sent his son.
Go into this week with joy. Jesus Christ came to seek and save the lost. Spend time reading God's word and thank him for the Messiah, his gift of salvation we celebrate not only at Easter and Christmas but everyday.
The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
John 1:29 ESV