Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Amazing Love

I'm forgiven because You were forsaken
I'm accepted, You were condemned
I'm alive and well, Your spirit is within me
Because You died and rose again

Amazing Love, how can it be?
That You my King would die for me

Amazing Love, I know it's true;
And it's my joy to honor You, 
In all I do, I honor You.

You may recognize the familiar praise song above. It seems appropriate especially as we continue this week of reflection of Christ's sacrifice, paying the debt for my sin, taking my place, dying for me. And what does He ask in return? That I accept His gift and that I honor Him with my life.

I should have been condemned to die - but He took my place
I should have been rejected by men - but He heard my voice among the scoffers.
I should have been spit upon and mocked - but He bore the shame.
I should have bore the cross - but He took it upon His back.
I should have taken the nails - but He bears the scars.
I should have suffered death on a cross - but He humbled Himself to the point of death.
I should have laid rotting in a tomb - but He conquered death and rose again.

Amazing Love. How can it be?

I love You because You took my place.
I love You because You loved me despite my sin.
I love You because You carried my sin and shame.
I love You because You bear the marks of my forgiveness.
I love You because You made a way for us to never be separated.
I love You because You are my Savior, my Lord, my Friend, my Redeemer.

Amazing Love.

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