And Can It Be?

“And can it be that I should gain an interest in my Savior’s blood? Died He for me who caused His pain, for me who Him to death pursued?”

As a teenager I sang that hymn at Bible camp and although I liked the tune and memorized the words, I had no idea what they meant. In subsequent years,  I did pursue –in the sense of pushed — Christ toward death with my problematic life style.

This acanthus thistle reminds me that although I was prickly and irritating to God and others, Christ never responded to me with thistles.

What are the ways that we push (pursue) Christ toward death?

Copyright: Carolyn A. Roth, 12/13

St. John Lutheran Church Bible Garden

St. John Lutheran Church Bible Garden

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