Sunday, August 4, 2013

How Deep The Father's Love

        Why does He love me?
Me – a sinner. Someone incapable of good, unworthy of life, undeserving of grace. Irreverent toward His holy name, ignorant in the ways of good, blind to the light.
And yet... chosen.
He chose me.
Why?! I cannot begin to wrap my mind around the idea; around the fact that He loves me. That He hung on a cross, pouring out His life in a river of crimson for me. That in me, He can make something beautiful.
I am in awe.
And yet, even after all that He has done, I still forget. I lose sight of the Path. The distractions of the world pull me away, clouding my mind. I chose sin over righteousness; fear over trust. Hate over love.
Oh Lord Jesus, please forgive me! I am such a sinner, in desperate need of Your daily grace. There isn’t a moment that I don’t need You. You are my everything; never let me lose this dependence on You.
I have been chosen... forgiven. Loved by the Lord and Creator of the universe.
Can I ever hope to comprehend?

How deep the Father’s love for us
How vast beyond all measure. 
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

Jesus died for you. Because He loves you.
He loves YOU.
Never let yourself forget the enormity of His love and grace.


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