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Daily Bread

The fairest

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Worthy is the Lamb who was slain!      — Revelation 5:12When I first became a Christian and started attending church at age 19, I immediately fell in love with singing the great hymns of the faith. My heart overflowed with joy and thanksgiving as we sang of God’s love for us in Christ. Soon one of my favorite hymns (from the late 1600s) became “Fairest Lord Jesus!” I love the simplicity of the melody and the awesomeness of the One exalted in these words:

Fair is the sunshine,

Fairer still the moonlight,

And all the twinkling starry host:

Jesus shines brighter,

Jesus shines purer than all the angels

Heaven can boast.

Beautiful Savior!

Lord of the nations!

Son of God and Son of Man!

Glory and honor, praise, adoration

now and forevermore be Thine!

God’s Son, whom we sing about in this song, came to this earth, lived a perfect life, and gave Himself for us on the cross (Luke 23:33). He arose from the grave (Luke 24:6) and is now seated at God’s right hand (Heb. 1:3). One day we’ll join in worship with thousands upon thousands and say: Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever!” (Rev. 5:13). Maybe we’ll sing “Fairest Lord Jesus!” too.

Until then, let’s allow Jesus to be “the fairest” above all in our personal lives by seeking wisdom from His Word and following in His ways.      – Anne Cetas

 

READ: Revelation 5:8-14

We can never praise Jesus too much.

The Bible in one year:

• Numbers 23-25

• Mark 7:14-37

ANNE CETAS

BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR

FAIREST LORD JESUS

GOD

HEB

HIS WORD

JESUS

SON OF GOD AND SON OF MAN

WHEN I

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