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Lent 2012 arrived on Wednesday. And since then, my grandsons and I have been reading 1 Corinthians 1:18 together every time we've been together. My goal is to share with them, and you, a variety of encouraging and comforting Bible verses and hymns – old and new – centered on the cross of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and that was the first one. I thought that would be a great way to help prepare our hearts for Easter, along with some easy crafts and activities for kids and seniors alike. And boy, I need to get busy and find their Easter Resurrection Eggs. At the speed our days fly by, there's no time to waste. 🙂
One of my senior dad's favorite old Christian hymns was The Old Rugged Cross. I can't wait to share this YouTube video with the grandkids. It features The Acoustix Barbershop Quartet, singing Hymns of the Cross Medley, which includes The Old Rugged Cross. And yes, that's Bill Gaither introducing them at the beginning. In fact, they actually joined with the Gaithers Homecoming Tours family on two video projects a few years ago – Amazing Grace and Rock of Ages. And one other interesting piece of trivia for all of us grandparents – one of the singers, Rick Middaugh, is also a grandfather!
Wasn't that lovely? I do love Acapella! How about you? And didn't you enjoy hearing those blessed old Christian hymns that have encouraged Christians down through the years, including all of us in the Sandwich Generation as we share them with our grandkids. Talk about leaving a sweet spiritual legacy! What a treat and a treasure on this first Sunday in Lent 2012 as we join with…