Thankful Thursday ~ One Mediator

O give thanks unto the LORD, for [he is] good: for his mercy [endureth] for ever. ~ Psalm 107:1

I am thankful that my precious Lord, and not sinful man or woman (whether living or dead), has the ability to forgive sin. 

For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; ~ I Timothy 2:5

I am thankful that Jesus did away with a need for a priest to offer sacrifice and forgiveness when He died on the cross and caused the veil of the temple (which represented the separation of man and God) to be torn in two!

And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; ~ Matthew 27:51

I am thankful that I can always go to Him with all my petitions and that He hears my cry in the night, my joys in the morning, and my heart all day long.  Every day!

[The righteous] cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. ~ Psalm 34:17

I will close with one of my all time favorite hymns:

by William W. Walford

  1. Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer!
    That calls me from a world of care,
    And bids me at my Father’s throne
    Make all my wants and wishes known.
    In seasons of distress and grief,
    My soul has often found relief,
    And oft escaped the tempter’s snare,
    By thy return, sweet hour of prayer!
  2. Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer!
    The joys I feel, the bliss I share,
    Of those whose anxious spirits burn
    With strong desires for thy return!
    With such I hasten to the place
    Where God my Savior shows His face,
    And gladly take my station there,
    And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!
  3. Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer!
    Thy wings shall my petition bear
    To Him whose truth and faithfulness
    Engage the waiting soul to bless.
    And since He bids me seek His face,
    Believe His Word and trust His grace,
    I’ll cast on Him my every care,
    And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!
  4. Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer!
    May I thy consolation share,
    Till, from Mount Pisgah’s lofty height,
    I view my home and take my flight.
    This robe of flesh I’ll drop, and rise
    To seize the everlasting prize,
    And shout, while passing through the air,
    “Farewell, farewell, sweet hour of prayer!”

Published in: on February 26, 2009 at 8:41 PM  Comments (4)  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is:

RSS feed for comments on this post.

4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. I, too, am so thankful that we have a direct line to Jesus at any time, any place! Wishing you joy this TT!

  2. This was a beautiful thankful post.

  3. What a beautiful devotional!! Great thankful post!

  4. […] Wildflower Thinking70. JenT71. Tricia @ It’s All About Him72. Feels Like Today_Dana Tate73. Old Mason Jar 74. Erica Brooks75. Lindsey @ Reading Red Letters76. Jeni77. Maybe Mama78. 7th heaven79. Red80. […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: