Friday, March 29, 2013


Surely, surely He hath borne our griefs, 
And carried our sorrows, 
Surely, surely 
He hath borne our griefs 
And carried our sorrows
 He was wounded for our transgressions
 He was bruised, 
He was bruised for our iniquities 
The chastisement, the chastisement of our peace was upon Him.

 Those are the lyrics to a song from Handel's Messiah.  
The words come from Scripture...
Isaiah 53: 4,5
They carry the message of Good Friday.
Jesus Christ came to earth to demonstrate His love for us...
by dying on the cross for all the people of the world.

I have heard 'The Messiah' played through our speakers quite often lately.
I have enjoyed the beauty of the music...

...and been touched by the words.

 This evening a local choir and orchestra will perform Handel's Messiah.
I plan to be in the audience...
while some near and dear to me are in the choir. 
It will be special...
and meaningful.
And fitting...
for Good Friday.



  1. Very beautiful Judy. I would love to be in the audience of that concert tonight. Have a blessed day. Pamela

  2. Oh beautiful. I don't usually associate this classic with Easter, though, of course, it is perfect for this season or any. Enjoy the evening. Get caught up in it and carried away.

  3. Oh that would be good to hear on Good Friday. Blessings...

  4. That concert sounds so wonderful - and I like Vee's suggestion to "get caught up in it and get carried away". Be refreshed and renewed my friend!

  5. What an amazing way to end a Good Friday!

  6. Beautiful words....beautiful truth! Happy Easter to you and your family!

  7. This must ahve been a stirring and spiritual performance, Judy.

    Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Blessed Easter!

  8. I wish I could have been there to hear it too. What a meaningful and inspiring post!


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