Sunday, January 09, 2005

Pilgrim's Progress

The other night my sons and I watched a video depiction of John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress". I was thrilled again as I watched Pilgrim stand before the cross of Christ. As he confessed the burden of his sin, the heavy load he was carrying on his back broke free and rolled down the hill. Pilgrim was finally free! That's what happens when we stand before that old rugged cross, by faith, and acknowledge our need of a Savior. He frees us from the weight of our sin and liberates our souls. In the words of the hymnwriter, Margaret L. Carson:

"My chains are snapt,
The bonds of sin are broken,
And I am free.
O let the triumphs of His grace
Be spoken,
Who died for me!"

How are your progressing, fellow pilgrim? Have the pitfalls along the way caused you to stumble? Take the hand of Almighty God and head for the Celestial City. Be encouraged today, dear friend!

"And the burden of my heart rolled away"

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