Sunday, May 4, 2014

Power...

If you know me, or have been following Life with Lynnie (LwL) for any amount of time, you'll know that I adore worshipping with my church family.  Especially, on this... my Lord's Day!

The problem is, that I cannot make my way to join my church family, because at the moment, I cannot drive.  I am not healed enough.

In addition, I don't know if I would be able to sit up straight that long.  I can't seem to do it at home.  At least without semi-reclining for a bit, every few minutes.

Even so, I worship God at home.  In spirit, in truth, and with music.

There is a hymn that was on my mind since the beginning of this week. 

It was written by Isaac Watts (Watts, is one of my family's names! I wonder if he is related?), Ralph E. Hudson and Hugh Wilson, and is entitled, At The Cross.  Here is a link so you can listen and/or sing along: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDTRfIl8Tdw.  The lyrics are below.

At The Cross

Alas! and did my Savior bleed
And did my Sovereign die?
Would He devote that sacred head
For sinners such as I?
[originally, and in this recording... For such a worm as I?]

 
(Refrain...)
At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light,
And the burden of my heart rolled away,
It was there by faith I received my sight,
And now I am happy all the day!

(not included in this recording...

Thy body slain, sweet Jesus, Thine—
And bathed in its own blood—
While the firm mark of wrath divine,
His Soul in anguish stood.)

Was it for crimes that I had done
He groaned upon the tree?
Amazing pity! grace unknown!
And love beyond degree!


Refrain...

Well might the sun in darkness hide
And shut his glories in,
When Christ, the mighty Maker died,
For man the creature’s sin.


Refrain...

(Not included in the recording...

Thus might I hide my blushing face
While His dear cross appears,
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness,
And melt my eyes to tears.)

But drops of grief can ne’er repay
The debt of love I owe:
Here, Lord, I give my self away
’Tis all that I can do.


At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light,
And the burden of my heart rolled away,
It was there by faith I received my sight,
And now I am happy all the day!


It was there by faith I received my sight,
And now I am happy all the day!


Yes, I am happy.  Truly happy!

How could I be anything but happy?

I realize that life isn't always kind.  But, my happiness truly is based upon what my Lord, Jesus Christ has done for me.

At the cross.  Where He died for my sin.  And, for the sin of the world, of all who will believe upon Him.

Is this foolishness?  Not to me.

God confirms this in 1 Corinthians 1:18, "For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God."

As we read in that verse, the cross is to them that perish... foolishness.  But, to us who are saved... it is the power of God.

And, a power of God that cannot be taken away.

For this, I am truly grateful.  Thank You, Lord.

Today is the day you should come to the Lord.  Believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved (Acts 16:31).  It's that simple. 

So, if you are not already a believer, please become one, today.  Tomorrow may be too late.


Until next time...

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