Friday, April 6, 2012

Good Friday reflections

How deep the Father's love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss,

The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the Man upon a cross,

My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice,
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that left Him there

Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything

No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?

I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

We cannot allow ourselves to forget the man upon the tree. We often allow ourselves to take His sacrifice for granted. The lyrics of this song leave little to be desired. Why should we gain from His reward? His death brings life, and on this Good Friday, may we remember the beauty and power of the cross. 

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