The Man Called Jesus

9 Dec

A great time of year to read about who Jesus was…


Several years ago, Victoria and I sang a duet by Selah called “There is a Fountain”.  There is a few lines in this old hymn that gets me every time.

The dying thief rejoiced to see
That fountain in His day;
And there may I, though vile as he,
Wash all my sins away.

The original author of this old hymn is William Cowper who struggled a lifetime with feelings of unworthiness and depression, but found redemption through Jesus, and encouragement from one of his best friends, John Newton, who was redeemed from his life of slave trade to pastor and wrote the old hymn, “Amazing Grace”.  These two friends worked in ministry together and wrote hymns together.

A partnership based on the love of Jesus.

It was during that time in which we sang the duet at church that God spoke to my heart about the dying thief.  I…

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