Psalm 85:15--But You, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in faithful love and truth
John 19:28—After this, when Jesus knew that everything was now accomplished that the Scripture might be fulfilled, He said, “I’m thirsty!”
Good Friday moves me deeply. I cannot comprehend the degree of suffering and pain Jesus endured on my behalf. To say I’m undeserving is in itself completely inadequate. There is no way to grasp how and why the Creator of the universe would care so much to save me, a cosmic peon, a blade of grass that grows, withers and is gone. His plan is so pregnant with love, so resplendent with grace as to leave me speechless. His performance is staggering. His witness emblazons across time the exquisite music of faithfulness.
Will was getting concerned. He had not received a response from the church where we were scheduled to bring a concert in Tracy, California. Finally, the night before we were to sing and share, he received a call from one of the pastors. An eight year-old girl from one of the families in the church was kidnapped and her body was discovered in a suitcase. Understandably, a broken-hearted church needed to cancel our appearance and meet the needs of a grieving family. Pastor Tim, our host in Sonoma, with only 20 hours notice, scheduled us to minister in his church. We had a fantastic evening of ministry and with the Sonoma church we spent quality time praying for our brothers and sisters in Tracy.