February 19, 2012

How Deep?

I heard this song this morning on Pandora; it's been a while since I've heard it.  I think we sang it fairly regularly at our church in Cambridge.  But anyway, what a beautiful reminder of the gospel on this Sunday morning!  A couple of weeks ago, our pastor preached on John 3:16 and challenged us to consider seriously  what it means that
God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.
He spoke of the depth of our depravity and need to be rescued from sin & God's wrath (and that God made it possible!), but how we often take that salvation so lightly because we just want some little aspect of our life to be nicer, more comfortable, less difficult.  Oh the glory of the salvation offered in Christ!  This song declares it so well.  Listen to the song and may the Spirit fill you with joy in your inmost being with the truth that God has saved you, given you new life, and gone to great lengths to call you His own!

  How Deep the Father's Love for Us

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

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