Light for My Path Daily Devotion- Words from the Cross
Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last. (Luke 23:46 ESV)
Hymn ELH 337:1,8,10 Our Blessed Savior Seven Times Spoke
Our blessed Savior seven times spoke
When on the cross our sins He took
And died lest we should perish.
Let us His last and dying words
In our remembrance cherish.
The last, as woe and sufferings end,
“O God, My Father, I commend
Into Thy hands My spirit.”
Be this, dear Lord, my dying wish;
O heavenly Father, hear it.
O Jesus Christ, Thou Crucified,
Who hast for our offenses died,
Grant that we ever may ponder
Thy wounds, Thy cross, Thy bitter death,
Both here below and yonder.
Heavenly Father, as I meditate on all Your Son did for me, help me also to trust in Your promise of forgiveness and eternal life, earned for me by Jesus. In His name I pray. Amen.