Saturday, April 3, 2010

My Advocate

My Advocate

I sinned. And straightway, posthaste, Satan flew
Before the presence of the most High God,
And made a railing accusation there.
He said, "This soul, this thing of clay and sod,
Has sinned. 'Tis true that he has named Thy Name,
But I demand his death, for Thou hast said,
'The soul that sinneth, it shall die." Shall not
Thy sentence be fulfilled? Is justice dead?

Send now this wretched sinner to his doom.
What other thing can righteous ruler do?"
And thus he did accuse me day and night,
And every word he spoke, O God, was true!
Then quickly One rose up from God's right hand,
Before whose glory angels veiled their eyes.
He spoke, "Each jot and tittle of the law
Must be fulfilled; the guilty sinner dies!

But wait--suppose his guilt were all transferred 
To Me, and that I paid his penalty!
Behold My hands, My side, My feet! One day
I was made sin for him, and died that he 
Might be presented faultless at Thy throne!"
And Satan fled away. Full well he knew
That he could not prevail against such love,
For every word my dear Lord spoke was true!
Martha Snell Nicholson

I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever!
Revelation 1:18a

Thank you Jesus, for willingly giving up your life and dying a horrible death on a cruel Roman cross, to pay the penalty for my sins, so that I can live!


  1. What a beautiful verse.Happy Easter Trish

  2. Beautiful Marcia!!! I am so in awe of my Savior!!! Thank you for sharing and I hope that you and your lovely family have a Blessed Resurrection Day!

  3. Me too...I give all of my thanks and all of my heart to him. I am so thankful for such a glorious plan! It is the hope for all of us. Have a good Easter...come say hi :D

  4. Perfectly said. Lovely post.
    Have a blessed and wonderful Easter!
    Visit with you soon.

  5. Happy Easter Marcia Sweetie...
    Thank you for sharing today. I love this writing. How very beautiful.

    I love the tulips with the little cross made from sticks. It is just beautiful, and it has given me an idea for a temporary one for our sweet dog Angel. Thank you again for sharing.

    God Bless You sweetie, and I pray you and your family have a beautiful Easter together.

    Country hugs and much love...Sherry

  6. Thank you for that, Marcia...and I love your cross!

  7. A very wonderful post for this very special day.

    Fun that we used the same text. I happen to love it. There is a scene in Sight and Sound Theatre's Behold the Lamb where Jesus takes the keys from Satan and locks him in H*ll. It gets the crowd on their feet!

    Becky K.

  8. Easter blessings to you and yours Marcia! Hope your day is full of joy and love!

    Did I tell you that I am one of six kids, and that my older brothers are twins?? Too funny!! I also have 1 sister and 4 brothers!!

    Love "The Advocate"! What a wonderful Savior we serve, huh?

    Happy Easter gal!

  9. He is a wonderful Redeemer. This sinner has accepted His redemption too.


  10. That is beautiful!
    I hope you had a wonderful Easter, and hope you have a great week.

    Take care. :)

  11. Your words today were so perfect in reflecting the true meaning of the day. Thank you for sharing them with us. I especially loved the cross of twigs, so simple, yet so moving. It is the simplest things that can be the most profound. Thank you for also sharing your comments with me. Of course I have always been proud of my daughter in both academics and her music, but these are the moments that are not learned from a book but rather the heart. Thank you.I hope that you and your family shared a blessed Easter.

  12. Amen. How very blessed we are! xo Jill

  13. Wonderful post and such beautiful words...have a very blessed week...Shelley

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    Have a great week!


  15. So Beautiful...sending you love and hugs for a wonderful new week..and a time of renewal. xoxoxo

  16. I have never read "My Advocate" before. Wish I had had it Sunday to be read before dinner. Really made me think more about what Easter means to me.
    On the other hand, I loved your Easter Parade and the pictures of your precious little ones. I was just telling my DIL how I loved each stage as my boys grew up. (Well, maybe not JR Hi) But I really loved the baby stage.

  17. Hi Marcia,
    What a wonderful post! You truly speak my heart.

    God bless you, my friend!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday,

  18. I too am grateful for His sacrifice for me. Lovely poem. Hope your Easter was wonderful. Mimi

  19. So beautiful, Marcia... this brought tears of gratitude to my eyes! Thanks so much for sharing!


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