Good Friday 2013

I was truly touched and inspired at the Good Friday service at my home church Holy Trinity tonight. I love these 3 days and I knew I needed tonight. To get my head out of the world and in the Spirit, I spent time this afternoon reading the crucifixion story in all four Gospels. Wow, I need to do that every year! Our church chose to share John’s version and the prophecy of Isaiah 53. Even though I have read Isaiah’s prophecy many times and even sung it in Handel’s Messiah for years, I’m still blown away. It is always, always made new. Life-breathing, yet again.

At one point our pastor highlighted verse 2b of Isaiah 53: “He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.” Not quite the picture we often see of a handsome, brown eyed Savior! I admit that I’ve never paused on that verse before. As one who often feels like I don’t have the right clothes or the hippest hairstyle to go out on stage to speak & sing, well, this passage inspires me greatly. Friends, we don’t have to have the perfect look to do extraordinary things. Jesus, who did for all of humanity, far beyond any of us could ever imagine, “had no beauty or majesty… nothing in his appearance that we should desire him”.

The scourging, the blood, the outrageous pain. All so that we could spend eternity with Our Lord?! There are no words that can ever fully express my gratitude for receiving the freedom that comes through His stripes.

Lord Jesus, may You continue to give me the patience and strength to live a life honoring Your love for me.

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  1. Hi Renee, my name is Peggy Bosh and I met you at the Woman’s Aglow meeting where you spoke in Huntington Beach in April. I am the lady that came up to you afterward and told you my first husband wad become a quad. Maybe you remember??

    I just wanted to encourage you. God is amazing as to what He has done in your life. His glory, His touch, His magnificence, is all over you. As I have read your blog. I praise Him for using you in such a wonderful way to encourage many!

    I also wanted to share with you that I am in the midst of having my first book edited and prepared for it’s final formatting and printing. It may be a couple of months, maybe sooner, and it will be in print. I will be sure that you get a copy. It’s entitled, “Intimacy”, “Unlocking the Secrets of Drawing Nearer to Him”. I know you will be able to relate to everything I have shared in my book. The springboard from which I’ve written is out of Song of Solomon. It’s a little different than most writings from Song of Solomon. It’s a picture of Christ as Solomon, and the Shulamite woman as you, as an individual in your relationship with Him. I think you will like it.

    I want to stay connected with you. You are a lovely lady that knows Christ like many people would like to know Him. If you don’t mind, I would like you to pray for God’s blessing and anointing on my book. Thank you so much for being honest and opened with your life.

    God bless you sister,
    Peggy Bosh

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