The Cross of Christ

But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. Galatians 6:14

Recommended reading: Galatians 6

Isaac Watts finished his college studies and returned home to Southampton and wrote many of his hymns for the Above Bar Congregational Church. He then became a tutor. He then felt the tug toward the ministry. On his twenty-fourth
birthday, Isaac preached his first sermon. The following year he became the assistant pastor of London’s Mark Lane Church. Later he became the lead pastor of the church. In 1707 he published his hymns in a book of hymns. The book was an instant success. His hymn “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” based on the above verse was in the book of hymns. Many consider this hymn the finest hymn in English history.

My prayer for the week: Dear Lord, without You we are nothing. Thank you for giving us the strength to serve You. Please provide us the courage and confidence to be a witness for You by sharing Your Good News. Amen