Wednesday, November 5, 2008
QUOTE: "Be more amazed that you are saved than that they are lost."
I was talking to a friend of mine today about wanting to keep the freshness and "bright-eyed" wonder of being a child of Christ's. How often I have taken for granted my relationship with God. I can tend to keep Him in my back pocket for my convenient emergencies instead of keeping Him front-and-center, ever before me and letting Him use me as He sees fit.
I can soon forget the miracle of Christ reaching down into the depth of the ocean of my sin and picking me up and choosing me as His own....that is the the "bright-eyed" wonder and awe that I don't want to lose. Whenever I need to get my life in perspective I go to the cross. There forgiveness, grace, humility and love meet. It's not about me at that point, but Christ's death and resurrection on the cross for my sin. It reminds me of this song.
The Wonderful Cross
"When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory died
My richest gain I count but loss
And pour contempt on all my pride
See from His head, His hands, His feet
Sorrow and love flow mingled down
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet
Or thorns compose so rich a crown
Oh the wonderful cross, Oh the wonderful cross,
Bids me come and die and find
That I may truly live
Oh the wonderful cross, Oh the wonderful cross
All who gather here
By grace draw near
And bless Your name
Were the whole realm of nature mine
That were an off'ring far too small
Love so amazing, so divine
Demands my soul, my life, my all."
It leaves me speechless and the only pathetic words I can utter is, Thank you, God. Thank you for saving me, a sinner.