There’s an old hymn that begins ‘Tell me the old, old story, Of unseen things above, Of Jesus and His glory, Of Jesus and His love’.
At Eastertime the ‘old, old story’ is re-told at churches around the world, as the accounts of Jesus’ suffering, death and resurrection are shared once more, and Christians celebrate Jesus winning redemption for us through all He did.
It all happened nearly 2,000 years ago and so it certainly is old, and yet even in 2019AD this ‘old, old story’ remains the message that can save.
Perhaps the modern world feels like a confusing place where you feel you can barely keep up, but at heart the needs are the same – the need for forgiveness, adoption, reconciliation and new life from God.
So don’t be afraid to share the ‘old, old story’ – it is as relevant as it ever was.
Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15: 3-4: ‘what I received I passed on to you as of first import ance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures….’ (NIV).
This Eastertime and always, celebrate the ‘old, old story’.
Yours in Jesus
(Katherine Hanky wrote the lyrics in 1866, George Washington Doane wrote the music.)