Your love, oh God, appears from the most unlikely and impenetrable places. Like water out of a rock. Like life from a long-dead seed. Like a pin of light in a deep and dark cave. Let your love burst forth and astonish mankind with a love that refuses defeat. Let your magnificence soar to the uttermost parts of the heavens. Let your victory chain Satan in his hell and shout your glory.
Holy! Holy! Holy! Because of you, Lord God, thieves stop stealing and rise up to call you holy. Because of you, liars stop lying and raise their voices to call you holy. Because of you, drunks stop drinking and stand up to declare you holy. Because of you, murderers stop murdering and lift their hearts to announce you holy. Because of you, the selfish stop hoarding and release all they own to you holy. You are life in its purest form.
Oh, Jesus, that cross was intended to be an instrument of torture and shame outside of Jerusalem but turned into a tower of light for the world. That crown of thorns was intended to be a mockery but turned into a crown of gold that pronounced you king of the world. Those nails were intended to pierce human flesh; instead, it pierced the heart of the world. How can I thank you? How can any of us thank you for rescuing my wounded soul and making me a child of the King?
SHADOW OF DEATH. This book is available in both adult form and child form with the child’s vocabulary reduced to a gentle understanding of what Jesus endured on the cross. It teaches them victory over death. 1 ~ PILATE, 2 ~ SIMON, OF LIBYA, 3 ~ CRUCIFIXION 1, 4 ~ CRUCIFIXION 2, 5 ~ THIEVES, 6 ~ RABBI JOSEPH, 7 ~ GUARDS, 8 ~ 5 RICH WOMEN II, 9 ~ PETER. 10 ~ JAMES JR & FAMILY. Thought questions at the end of both versions. To BUY NOW, click a book cover or paste this……….http://bit.ly/ShadowOfDeat-7