Love without measure...at Great Cost!
A song by Stuart Townsend gives the Good News in such a precise way it cuts through all the distractions of the day: "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.."...there are days I feel wretched to my core. There are days I'm flying high. but daily I have the opportunity to contemplate how much the Creator of this amazing, beautiful, turbulent and challenging world loves me and showed me by what He was willing to do to reach me. How can I not be attracted to that care and intentionality!? "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.” I love you. written in red. freely given. and costly beyond all measure! “Behold the Man upon a cross My sin upon His shoulders Ashamed I hear my mocking voice call out among the scoffers" Really? I cringe inside to think of myself in those terms, but in reality… “It was my sin that held Him there, until it was accomplished. His dying breath has brought me life, I know that it is finished.” My sin, my faults, my rebellion, completely and forever taken away because of His love and faithfulness to me! How can I not tell others about that kind of love? They need it just as desperately as I did, now can I keep it from them? Or take credit for my current healing and restoration? “I will not boast of 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.”