A Word From Mr. Satterly—April 14, 2022

A Word From Mr. Satterly—April 14, 2022

​​Dear WA Community, 

A couple of times each month the leadership gathers for a meeting. Typically each meeting begins with a devotion and a celebration of what God is doing at Westminster Academy. Most of the time, I lead devotions and very much look forward to sharing with the team. This year, however, that responsibility has rotated among the members. Each devotion reflected the individual’s unique gifts and talents, but more importantly, displayed their deep love of Christ and their insight into God’s Word. At our most recent meeting, Dr. Farrar, shared a devotion on the “Seven Utterances of Christ on the Cross” along with a powerful video about Good Friday

As we approach Easter to celebrate the resurrection of Christ, let us not forget the cost of our salvation. With that in mind, I encourage you to reflect on the words from the cross.

Seven Utterances of Christ on the Cross

To God: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Luke 23:34 ESV

To the “good thief”: “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:43 ESV

To Mary, his mother: “Woman, behold your son”… and to John: “Behold your mother.” John 19:26‭-‬27 ESV

To God, his Father: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27:46 ESV

To all: “I thirst.” John 19:28‭-‬29 ESV

To the world: “It is finished.” John 19:30 ESV

To God: “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” Luke 23:46 ESV

Each of these statements serves a purpose. Collectively, they afford us the opportunity to experience the mind and heart of our Savior.

He has risen! He has risen indeed.

To God be the Glory!

Joel Satterly