Pastor’s Notes

 

 

“Days are filled with sorrow and care,

Hearts are lonely and drear;

Burdens are lifted at Calvary,

Jesus is very near.”

Burdens Are Lifted at Calvary by

John M. Moore

 

 

 

John M. Moore was born in Scotland in 1925.  He came to know Christ at the age of 16 because of a Godly mother.

 

One day in 1952 he was asked to visit a young merchant seaman in critical shape at the Glasgow Hospital.  He began sharing from a gospel tract based on John Bunyan’s classic book Pilgrim’s Progress.  The tract described how Pilgrim had trudged his way up Mount Calvary with a heavy burden on his back.  When he knelt at the cross, the burden suddenly fell from his shoulders, rolled down the hill and disappeared into the empty tomb.

 

The sailor began weeping.  After praying together because the man was deeply burdened by his sins, a smile of peace and assurance lit up the man’s face and he said his burden had lifted.

 

Later that evening by the fireside, John M. Moore wrote the words and music to “Burdens Are Lifted at Calvary”.

 

My prayer is that your burdens are lifted as you turn them over to Jesus at Calvary’s cross.  May you especially then rejoice this year as you celebrate His resurrection on Easter Sunday.

 

We will be hosting services Maundy Thursday and Easter of Holy Week.  (March 29th and April 1st)

 

We hope to see you there!!!  Have a wonderful Lenten and Easter Season (March & April).

 

He Is Risen,

                                                                                           Pastor Clint