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For such a worm as I?

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Today is Resurrection Sunday. It is a day to celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead.  The world celebrates with candy, colored eggs, and Easter bunnies. We are called out from the world. A peculiar people.

Titus 2:14
“Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.”

James 4:4
“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”



For me, Resurrection Sunday is a day of worship. A day to remember His sacrifice and to thank Him for His mercy.  Most times when I see the hymn Alas, and Did My Saviour Bleed? the words are changed from “Would He devote that sacred head For such a worm as I?” to  “Would He devote that sacred head for sinners such as I?”

I think the word “worm” gives a true sense of the depravity we humans find ourselves in before we come to the cross. I for one, recognize my own sinfulness and know that there is none good, but God (Matthew 19:17).

Ecclesiastes 7:20
“For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.”bloody cross


Thank you, Lord, for your sacrifice, for your great mercy, and for your grace. Please help our loved ones to get a clear understanding of the gospel message. Help them to know that they too can have eternal life and the peace that passeth all understanding. Lord, I love you. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.

Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday! May the Lord bless and keep you.

(All verse references are taken from the Authorized Version of the Bible, commonly referred to as the King James Version.)

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1 comment on “For such a worm as I?”

  1. margaretskea Author of prize winning historical novel Turn of the Tide Reply

    Thank you for focusing on the truth of today – without the Resurrection we would be of all people most miserable but Christ has Risen. Hallelujah! Today I was encouraged to find an interview with a Christian script writer talking about living out faith in the very challenging environment of Hollywood – one phrase stood out. ‘God calls us to be faithful, not successful.’ But God has honoured this person and his co-writer in taking what they have written into many countries in the world including those where the gospel cannot be preached, even though many episodes of the series ‘Doc’ end with a verse of Scripture. these guys are folk to support by prayer.

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