Fresh Hope – Day 114

I will never forget the impact of the tent crusade held on Hillcrest School’s playing field, back in 1979.

I had been working in London and had just arrived back home in time for the last service inside the 500-seater tent.

Word had got back to me that both my sister and a girlfriend that I’d duly dumped, in favour of working in London, (now my wife), had both become Christians over the last few nights of the crusade.

As the last service drew to a close, tears rolled down my face, as I too realised once again the impact of what Jesus had done for me on the cross.

As an old hymn was sung that night to close the two week crusade, many more people gave their lives to Jesus and are still serving Him today.

The words of which capture the whole meaning of Good Friday as we read each line, once again.

It is my prayer, that like the many lives that were changed that day, yours will be too.

Just as I am, without one plea, but that thy blood was shed for me, and that thou bidst me come to thee, O Lamb of God, I come.

Just as I am, and waiting not to rid my soul of one dark blot, to thee whose blood can cleanse each spot, O Lamb of God, I come.

Just as I am, though tossed about with many a conflict, many a doubt, fightings and fears within, without, O Lamb of God, I come.

Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind; sight, riches, healing of the mind, yea, all I need in thee to find, O Lamb of God, I come.

Just as I am, thou wilt receive, wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve; because thy promise I believe, O Lamb of God, I come.

Just as I am, thy love unknown hath broken every barrier down; now, to be thine, yea thine alone, O Lamb of God, I come.

We remember on Friday… we celebrate on Sunday.

Pastor Mark

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