We have just passed Easter: Our Resurrection Day! For the stripes He bore, our Savior redeemed us for the just penalty our sin deserves. Halleluiah! What a Savior!
Man of Sorrows! What a name. For the Son of God, who came.
Ruined sinners to reclaim. Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Bearing shame and scoffing rude, in my place condemned He stood;
Sealed my pardon with His blood. Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Guilty, vile, and helpless we; spotless Lamb of God was He;
“Full atonement!” can it be? Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Lifted up was He to die; “It is finished!” was His cry;
Now in Heav’n exalted high. Hallelujah! What a Savior!
When He comes, our glorious King, all His ransomed home to bring,
Then anew His song we’ll sing: Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Philip P. Bliss: (July 9, 1838—December 29, 1876) wrote this famous hymn which I heard for the first time after being saved more than 20 years. This year I’ll celebrate my 37th spiritual birthday and this song “Halleluiah! What a Savior” is now one of my favorites.
As the religious and secular world celebrates this time of year their way, let us, as those who are called, redeemed, born-again, take time to reflect on the One to whom we owe our very lives and remember to honor Him in every possible way.
It is written:
“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment.” Mark 12:30
Stephanie serves as part of the Addiction Recovery Team at America’s Keswick as Director of Women’s Addiction Ministry. She has been married for almost 30 years to Sesky Paul who is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy. Stephanie serves alongside him as Care Group leaders in their church. They have two grown children.
Her single focus in ministry at Keswick is to image Christ in grace and truth to wounded and hurting women, encouraging them to make Jesus the truest Lover of their soul and the One in whom all hope lies.