This Sunday at Wildwood I am preaching on Isaiah 42:1-9 . . . one of the Servant Songs. I wrote this post last December and it serves as a decent set-up for Sunday’s message. Hope to see you Sunday, December 2 at either 9:30 or 10:50 at WIldwood!
One of my all time favorite Charles Wesley hymns is the song, “And Can it Be?” In one of the verses of that song, there is a powerful lyric that speaks of the freedom we gain in Christ, “Long my imprisoned spirit lay, fast-bound in sin and dark of night. Thine eye diffused a quickening ray. I woke, the dungeon filled with light! My chains fell off, my heart was free. I rose, went forth, and followed Thee. Amazing love, how can it be? That Thou My God wouldst die for me!”
The imagery of this song places mankind in a dungeon, held tight in the chains of sin’s oppression. The arrival of the Savior, lets light into the dark place, and liberates us from sin’s captivity. I love that picture . . . it is very meaningful to me. As beautiful as that analogy is , and as beautiful…
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