Verse of the Day – Luke 23:39-43

Luke 23:39-43

Luke 23:39-43

Of all the things that Jesus did for us on the cross, this stands out to me the most, it didn’t matter what the criminal had done, his past was forgotten, he simply recognised Jesus for who he truly was, that was enough, his reward… his place in heaven alongside Jesus.

Unfortunately, though I know my past is forgotten, I still let it haunt me from time to time!

MERCY TREE by LACEY STURM
On a hill called Calvary
Stands an endless mercy tree
Every broke and weary soul
Find your rest and be made whole

Stripes of blood that stain its frame
Shed to wash away our shame
From the scars pure love released
Salvation brought the mercy tree

In the sky, between two thieves
Hung the blameless Prince of Peace
Bruised and battered, scarred and scorned
Sacred Hands pierced by our thorns

It is finished was his cry
The perfect Lamb was crucified
The sacrifice, our victory.
Our Savior chose the mercy tree

Hope went dark that violent day
The whole earth ‘quaked at love’s display
Three days silence in the ground
This body born for Heaven’s crown

On that bright and glorious day
Heaven opened up the grave
He’s alive and risen indeed
Praise him for the mercy tree

Death has died. Love has won!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Jesus Christ has overcome.
He has risen from the dead.

Death has died. Love has won!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Jesus Christ has overcome.
He has risen from the dead.

One day soon we’ll see His face
And every tear, He’ll wipe a way
No more pain or suffering
Oh, praise him for the mercy tree

Death has died. Love has won!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Jesus Christ has overcome.
He has risen from the dead.

Death has died. Love has won!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Jesus Christ has overcome.
He has risen from the dead.

On a hill called Calvary
Stands an endless mercy tree

1 thought on “Verse of the Day – Luke 23:39-43

  1. Mandi

    I was introduced to this song a few weeks ago then watched the Billy Graham video, The Cross, that it’s featured on. I realized that my entire life, growing up in a Christian home, I really had no idea the significance of the cross. We were talking to our girls about Easter last night, why the cross isn’t just a pretty thing you wear on a necklace that represents that you think God’s cool. I wish I was an innocent little kid, easily accepting things as they are without having to completely understand it all!

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