April 29, 2022 Bible Verse & Prayer
Topic: What a Savior!
Bible Verse for Today: “He was despised and abandoned by men, a man of great pain and familiar with sickness; and like one from whom people hide their faces, He was despised, and we had no regard for Him.” – Isaiah 53:3 NASB
April 29, 2022 Bible Verse | Devotional Message
Born in 1838 in a log cabin in rural Pennsylvania, Philip P. Bliss was raised in a home where the focus was on Bible reading and prayer. He left home at age eleven to work in lumber camps but stayed true to the Lord. During those years, he began studying toward a goal of being a full-time musician.
Known for his beautiful singing voice and the powerful songs he composed, Bliss devoted his life to the music of evangelism. He became part of the outreach of his friend Major D.W. Whittle. Selflessly, he never copyrighted any composition, preferring that they be used freely for the Gospel.
One of his last hymns describes what Jesus meant to him: “Hallelujah! What a Savior!” Bliss marveled that the “Man of sorrows” came to reclaim “ruined sinners.” We deserve to be condemned, but He bore our shame and stood in our place. And He sealed our pardon “with His blood.”
While we are “guilty, vile, and helpless,” He was the “spotless Lamb of God” who provided “full atonement.” The work truly “is finished!” Now He is in Heaven. But, someday, He will return as “our glorious King, all His ransomed home to bring.”
What does Jesus mean to you? He shed His blood that you might be freed of sin. He loves you with everlasting love. He has prepared an eternal home for you. Thank Him! Praise Him! Serve Him! What a Savior!
Prayer: Dear Jesus, thank You for being my Savior! Thank You for setting me free and giving me life. Use me to reach souls for You. In Your name, amen.
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