Forgiveness – The Greatest Legacy of All!

Then said Jesus, “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do!” And they parted His raiment and cast lots. Luke 23:34 KJV

What if Jesus had died for us and yet not forgiven? What if He gave us Heaven but not His heart? What if angels were sent to dry our tears instead of Him or if when we sat at His banqueting table, that His chair was empty? What if we were restored and given an eternity of mansions of delight but never saw His face?

But the greatest prayer and the greatest legacy of Jesus Christ is that He looked at the soldier’s and the thieves, the self-righteous priests and the mocking crowd and prayed Father forgive! And every time we receive the bread and drink from the cup, we are reminded of what this cost Him until He comes again. He has given us a legacy greater than miracles, more powerful than the armies of Heaven and more precious than all the rest of God’s creation. We are forgiven and we are loved! We are received and welcomed and embraced and He has given us HIs own Spirit of adoption by which our hearts cry out to Him – “Abba Father!”

Jesus what a friend for sinners
Jesus lover of my soul
Friends may fail me foes assail me
He my Savior makes me whole

Hallelujah what a Savior
Hallelujah what a friend
Saving - Helping - Keeping - Loving
He is with me to the end!

Our Great Savior by William Chapman 1910

God Isn’t Finished Yet

When things aren’t going swimmingly
And skies don’t look so blue
Remember that the Lord’s still working
And that He isn’t through

Down in our hearts rock hard with sin
His grace is pouring through
To soften us till soft like clay
His hands can make us new

And put in place of brag and boast
A meek and gentle word
And instead of angry shouts
HIs praises will be heard

No, He’s not done and there’s a pile
Of things He’s changing still
But don't give up - hold on to Him
 He is leading up the hill

To where we'll hear our Savior say
If we will just believe
And let go of all our past
It is finished! - Come with me!

When Jesus had tasted it, he said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
John 19:30 NLT

God isn't Finished Yet by Peter Caligiuri copyright 2022 all rights reserved


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Verses for Easter – Week 4

In the Wounds Doubt Disappeared

 In the garden at the dawn
In darkness doubt and tears
He called Mary first and then
To the others He appeared

But Thomas was not there
And said “I won’t believe
That Jesus is alive
Till I can touch his scars and see”

He kept doubting till the day
At his table Christ appeared
And called him come to touch His wounds
And in those wounds doubt disappeared


In the Wounds Doubt Disappeared 
by Peter Caligiuri
copyright 2022 all rights reserved