Good Friday ~ How Deep the Father’s Love For Us

How Deep the Father’s Love For Us

How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the Man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice,
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that left Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

~Stuart Townend

Luke 23:44 ~ It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.

Luke 23:49 ~ But all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.

All these images are from Monumentale Cemetery in Milan, Italy taken 10 days ago.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

11 thoughts on “Good Friday ~ How Deep the Father’s Love For Us

  1. Hello Ellen B!
    I just did a quick scroll through your pics from Milan…what a WONDERFUL TIME you must have had!!
    If I don’t get back before Easter for more comments, I hope you all have a lovely one and Happy Good Friday. Are you going to service, today? I plan to go, but first I need to get some chairs painted in the back yard “-).

    Have a lovely day my friend!
    xoxo cori g.

  2. It is very moving to see these statues at this season of the year. Thank you for sharing them and in tandem with this hymn.

  3. One of my favorite songs, Ellen! I especially love it when my daughter sings it. Happy Easter to you and your family!

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