Journal November 11


Victory in Jesus

I heard an old, old story, how a savior came from glory, how He gave His life on Calvary to save a wretch like me; I heard about His groaning, of His precious blood’s atoning, then I repented of my sins and won the victory.

O victory in Jesus, my savior, forever! He sought me and bought me with His Redeeming blood. He loved me ere I knew Him, and all my love is due Him He plunged me to victory beneath the cleansing flood.

I heard about his healing, of His cleansing power revealing. How He made the lame to walk again and caused the blind to see; And the I cried, “Dear Jesus come and heal my broken spirit,” and somehow Jesus came and brought to me the victory.

I heard about a mansion He has built for me in glory; And I heard about the streets of gold beyond the crystal sea. About the angels singing and the old redemption story, and some sweet day I’ll sing up there the song of victory.


Journal November 8


Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Come thou fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace; streams of mercy never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise. Teach me some melodious sonnet, sung by flaming tongues above; Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it, mount of God’s unchanging love.

Here I raise my Ebenezer; hither by thy help I’m come; and I hope, by thy good pleasure, safely to arrive at home. Jesus sought me when a stranger, wandering from the fold of God; he to rescue me from danger, interposed his precious blood.

O to grace how great a debtor daily I’m constrained to be; let that grace now, like a fetter, by my wandering heart to thee. Prone to wonder-Lord I feel it-prone to leave the God I love: here’s my heart, O take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above.


Journal November 6


Acts 3

Peter heals the lame man sitting at the Beautiful Gate at the temple. The surrounding crowed was in awe and wonder as they saw this older *lame* man walking and leaping with joy. I’m sure these people had heard about Jesus and how he had healed people AND about his death. I’m sure they assumed that any miracles would have stopped. So I can only imagine their surprise when they see Peter and John healing someone. And Peter immediately turns and gives credit to Jesus. The miracle done in Jesus name. This man they killed still has power to heal.

I wonder how well known the resurrection was before Peter started preaching it.