May 10, 2022 Roger Feenstra

Look Up And Rejoice...That is Grace

Look Up And Rejoice...That is Grace

"Scared and depressed, they didn't know where to turn or what to do."

Legalized or condoned abortion is tragic for the child, but we often forget about the woman who made the wrong choice. Overturning Roe vs. Wade is correct. Putting an end to killing a child in the womb should be one of our greatest endeavors. When the abortion issue takes center stage, as it has this month, conscience rips apart the wounds of many women, leaving them (often alone with their own secret) overshadowed by guilt and shame.


Each of us should weep with them. Since 1973, millions of women during a confusing time in life were duped and deceived into believing a child in the womb was a glob of tissue. Scared and depressed, they didn’t know where to turn or what to do. Not only the Godless suffer; Christian women do too. Abortion transcends all cultures and all religions in our nation.


The apostle Paul wrote, by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, “God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them…” God is not assigning sins to your account.


Women shrouded in the painful aftermath can look up and rejoice. Christ forgave once and for all. That is grace.


[2 Corinthians 5:19]


Christ Receiveth Sinful Men [Click for music]

Verse 1

Sinners Jesus will receive;

Sound this word of grace to all

All who languish dead in sin,

All who linger, all who fall.


Chorus

Sing it o’er and over again;

Christ receiveth sinful men;

Make the message clear and plain:

Christ receiveth sinful men.


Verse 2

Come, and He will give you rest;

Trust Him, for His Word is plain;

He will take the sinfulest;

Christ receiveth sinful men.


Chorus

Sing it o’er and over again;

Christ receiveth sinful men;

Make the message clear and plain:

Christ receiveth sinful men.


Verse 3

Now my heart condemns me not,

Pure before the law I stand;

He who cleansed me from all spot,

Satisfied its last demand.


Chorus

Sing it o’er and over again;

Christ receiveth sinful men;

Make the message clear and plain:

Christ receiveth sinful men.


Verse 4

Christ receiveth sinful men,

Even me with all my sin;

Purged from every spot and stain,

Heaven with Him I enter in.


Chorus

Sing it o’er and over again;

Christ receiveth sinful men;

Make the message clear and plain:

Christ receiveth sinful men.