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Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
March 26, 2018
Holy Week
Good Morning!
Greetings to each of you on this Monday of Holy Week. Last night I was blessed to experience “Forgiven,” a passion play presented by First Baptist Church of New Albany. I look forward to this celebration each year and to the songs and hymns that speak of the greatest love story the world has ever known—the story of how God sent His only Son to die a criminal’s death and pay the ransom for my sins. Joining the ranks of the Easter hymns that rank among my favorites (“He Lives,” “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today, “Because He Lives”) is a contemporary song with lyrics that always leave me breathless. May the truth of these words give you a renewed sense of wonder and gratitude for a love so great that it conquered sin, death, and the grave.

The Earth trembled and the tomb began to shake
and like lightening From Heaven, the stone was rolled away
And as dead man, the guards they all stood there in fright
As the power of love displayed its might
Then suddenly a melody filled the air
Riding wings of wind, it was everywhere
The words all creation had been longing to hear
The sweet sound of victory, so loud and clear

Arise, My love, arise, My love
The grave no longer has a hold on you
No more death's sting, no more suffering
Arise, arise...

Sin, where are your shackles?
Death, where is your sting?
Hell has been defeated
The grave could not hold the King

Arise, My love, arise, My love
The grave no longer has a hold on you
No more death's sting, no more suffering
Arise, arise, arise!

“Arise My Love,” Newsong

Offices will be closed on Friday in observance of Good Friday. By way of announcement, plans for the third annual BMC Scholarship Gala are well underway. At this year’s gala, we will also honor President Emerita Dr. Bettye R. Coward and former Board Chair Dr. Bobby P. Martin with the dedication of the education building as Coward-Martin Hall. Nancy Grisham is gathering a team of volunteers, from our faculty and staff, to assist with these April 20th festivities. I am thankful for each of you who will be helping to make this event a success. Please let Nancy know if you are willing to assist.

Barbara C. McMillin
Blue Mountain College
PO Box 160
Blue Mountain, MS 38610
662.685.4771 Ext. 130

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen. II Peter 3:18

Posted by Monday Messages on March 26, 2018 at 9:02 AM

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