Sunday, March 16, 2014

Bread for the Journey


This is a photo of my Lenten Rose (Hellebore) which blooms during the season of Lent.

We are in the Lenten season. A time that many in Christendom reflect and prepare for Easter. There are many great resources for this time of reflection leading up to the joy of the Resurrection that also involve the reality of what Christ suffered for all of us before he rose from the dead. When I read these powerful verses in Philippians in one of the daily readings for Lent from Biola University my mind started singing the song I'm including in this post. We want to know Christ our Savior, the one who gave all so that we can live. To know Him and be known by Him are worthy desires...

"That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 3: 10-14

Scandal of Grace (Hillsong)

Grace, what have You done?
Murdered for me on that cross
Accused in absence of wrong
My sin washed away in Your blood

Too much to make sense of it all
I know that Your love breaks my fall
The scandal of grace, You died in my place
So my soul will live

Oh to be like You
Give all I have just to know You
Jesus, there's no one besides You
Forever the hope in my heart

Death, where is your sting?
Your power is as dead as my sin
The cross has taught me to live
And mercy, my heart now to sing

The day and its trouble shall come
I know that Your strength is enough
The scandal of grace, You died in my place
So my soul will live

Oh to be like You
Give all I have just to know You
Jesus, there's no one besides You
Forever the hope in my heart

Our prayer for all is that we may know the only one who gives us the hope we need to live out our lives on this earth and then to be with Him forever. 

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