David McCasland tells us, "During the turbulent years of the 1960s, popular music in America was a strange mixture of protest and patriotism.
Some songs lashed out against war, greed, and injustice in society, while others affirmed duty to country and traditional values.
But 'Pack Up Your Sorrows,' written by Richard Faina and Pauline Baez Marden, seemed to fit all of the categories with its focus on the quest for personal peace.
The refrain said the following: Well, if somehow you could pack up your sorrows, / And give them all to me / You would lose them, I know how to use them, / Give them all to me.
Perhaps everyone hoped that someone really could bring them peace.
The good news is that there is Someone who can!
Isaiah 53 is a prophetic picture of Israel's promised Messiah.
Christians see its fulfillment in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
"Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows....He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed: Is. 53:4-5.
Jesus took our sins and sorrows on Himself so that we could be forgiven and have peace with God.
Will you give Him your sorrows today?"
"Never a burden that He does not carry;
Never a sorrow that He does not share'
Whether the days may be sunny or dreary,
Jesus is always there." Lillenas
No sorrow is too heavy for our Savior to bear."
Our Daily Bread 2/28/13
Some notes I took on Rick Sinclair‘s message on 2/26/12:
The Bible declares the glory of Jesus Christ
He’s more glorious than Moses
He’s greater than angels
He’s the express image of the Father
He purged our sins and sat down by the Father in Heaven
He’s the Son of God
He’ll reign over His Kingdom
The anointing of gladness is upon Him
There were signs and wonders to prove Who He was
He tasted death for everyone
He is Faithful
He is able to save us
We’re brought into the relationship of sons of God by Him
He comes to our need
He has compassion on us
Through Him we can know God
He offered Himself once and for all on the Cross
We’re saved by His Blood
Through Him we have eternal life!
We have the responsibility to respond to what Christ has done! We are to express our approval and admiration through praise and worship.
Check the audio messages for a variety of subjects.
Prayer: Father, help me remember You're the One Who can best help me. May I be quick to call on Your Name for guidance through what comes my way, especially when it causes me pain and grief. In Jesus' Name, amen.
Our Scripture for today: Jer. 29:11 "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope."
Today’s quote: Our Daily Bread 2/19/13
“Tune your anxious heart to patience,
Walk by faith where sight is dim’
Loving God, be calm and trustful
And leave everything to Him. –Chambers
Patience means awaiting God’s time
and trusting God’s love.