The day our souls most needed (and still need) has finally arrived. Today we remember how we were rescued from God’s wrath and were reconciled with Him. Today we remember the death of Jesus of Nazareth, the sinless One dying for sinners, so that we would be freed from sin and live a new life with and for Him.
I hope we can all meditate upon His death today and soak ourselves in the reality of it.
Here’s a song I really love and might help you do that. The lyrics are so powerful. It’s called “THE LOOK”.
I saw one hanging on a tree
In agony and blood
Who fixed His loving eyes on me
As near His cross I stood
And never till my dying breath
Will I forget that look
It seemed to charge me with His death
Though not a word He spoke
My conscience felt and owned the guilt
And plunged me in despair
I saw my sins His blood had spilt
And helped to nail Him there
But with a second look He said
“I freely all forgive
This blood is for your ransom paid
I died that you might live”
Forever etched upon my mind
Is the look of Him who died
The Lamb I crucified
And now my life will sing the praise
Of pure atoning grace
That looked on me and gladly took my place
Thus while His death my sin displays
For all the world to view
Such is the mystery of grace
It seals my pardon too
With pleasing grief and mournful joy
My spirit now is filled
That I should such a life destroy
Yet live by Him I killed
© 2001 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI).
Have a gospel filled weekend!