My Jesus Fair

There’s a song called “My Jesus Fair” that we sang in church this morning. The first verse is:

My Jesus, fair, was pierced by thorns,
By thorns grown from the fall.
Thus He who gave the curse was torn
To end that curse for all.

I love the message of this song because it emphasizes God’s omniscient sacrifice for mankind on the Cross. The chorus says:
O love divine, O matchless grace-
That God should die for men!
With joyful grief I lift my praise,
Abhorring all my sin,
Adoring only Him.
Recently I was called to be the next pastor of the Rapids Street Baptist Church in Adel, Iowa. I have been a member of the Trinity Baptist Church of Westfield, Indiana for almost 13 years now. Today I said goodbye to many of my church family since this was our last Sunday at TBC. We are definitely looking forward with anticipation to the blessings and challenges that God has for us in Adel, but anytime we leave brothers and sisters behind, we experience “joyful grief” (as the song says).
As a believer I must go where God wants me to go. Because only in doing what He wants can I find joy and peace and meaning in my life, firmly in the Will of God.  As I told many people today, since we know Christ as Savior, in 100 years we will all be together again no matter what else happens.


Soli Deo gloria.

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About Steve Picray

I am the current pastor of the Rapids Street Baptist Church in Adel, Iowa. Every day I commit my life to Jesus Christ. I am also a registered nurse working to support my ministry and my wife and three kids. I am a conservative Baptist. This blog is my view on life. My prayer is that, by reading what I write, you will learn more about me, more about God, and be assisted in becoming the person God means for you to be. If you have a question, just e-mail me at spicray AT gmail DOT com. God Bless!
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