Memories of My Daddy

You ever have one of those days–a memory of a loved one slaps you upside the head? Today, during my quiet time I remembered my father, Major Ramon L. Wert.

The reason? I read a song from the Salvation Army songbook written by Charlotte G. Homer, #339:

“In loving kindness Jesus came,
My soul in mercy to reclaim.
And from the depths of sin and shame
Through grace he lifted me.

“From sinking sand he lifted me;
With tender hand he lifted me;
From shades of night to plains of light,
O praise his name, he lifted me!”

I remember my daddy. He’d sing the song with such feeling that he threw his head back in his wheelchair. He couldn’t remember all the words so he sang, “From sinking sand he lifted me,” over and over again.

Some memories are hard but good.

I hope you have good memories this Easter.

If you don’t, if you are follower of Christ, you have the hope Easter represents .

New life in Christ–not the Easter bunny.

Here are the rest of the words of the song:

“He called me long before I heard,
Before my sinful heart was stirred;
But when I took him at his word,
Forgiven, he lifted me. (Hallelujah!)

“His brow was pierced by many a thorn,
His hands by cruel nails were torn.
When from my guilt and grief, forlorn,
In love he lifted me.

“Now on a higher plane I dwell,
And with my soul I know ’tis well;
Yet how or why I cannot tell,
He should have lifted me.

“From sinking sand he lifted me;
With tender hand he lifted me;
From shades of night to plains of light,
O praise his name, he lifted me!”

Celebrate your new life in Christ, this Easter.

Blessings, friend.

 

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