Friday, April 5, 2013

The Power of the Cross

    Last week was Resurrection Sunday. Or as better known, Easter. I was planning on doing a small post about it, but it slipped my mind and it is now a week after! Sad, I know. =) But, we are not to celebrate Christ's resurrection only on the last Sunday of March. It is to be celebrated every day, and every minute of our lives. It should be in our every thought as we go about our day, and in our prayers of thanksgiving. So being a week late shouldn't matter that much. =) Instead of doing a huge long post of rambles or trying to put the wonder and power of God into words, which is impossible, I thought I'd share with you a song. A song that I think does very well in telling the story of Christ's, death and resurrection. Singing this song and actually thinking of the words, and thinking of what Christ did for us all, makes me want to cry. Cry with happiness that we have a God who is gracious, a God who forgives, a God who loves us, and who sent his only Son to die on our behalf so that we might have eternal life.

 The Power of the Cross

Oh, to see the dawn
Of the darkest day:
Christ on the road to Calvary.
Tried by sinful men,
Torn and beaten, then
Nailed to a cross of wood.

CHORUS:
This, the pow'r of the cross:
Christ became sin for us;
Took the blame, bore the wrath-
We stand forgiven at the cross.

Oh, to see the pain
Written on Your face,
Bearing the awesome weight of sin.
Ev'ry bitter thought,
Ev'ry evil deed
Crowning Your bloodstained brow.

Now the daylight flees;
Now the ground beneath
Quakes as its Maker bows His head.
Curtain torn in two,
Dead are raised to life;
"Finished!" the vict'ry cry.

Oh, to see my name
Written in the wounds,
For through Your suffering I am free.
Death is crushed to death;
Life is mine to live,
Won through Your selfless love.

FINAL CHORUS:
This, the pow'r of the cross:
Son of God-slain for us.
What a love! What a cost!
We stand forgiven at the cross. 

On a last note... I've been listening to Les Miserables. In the song that Les Mis is most famous for, 'I Dreamed a Dream', Fantine says "I dreamed that God would be forgiving". My only thought is that, Fantine your wrong. Because God, the one true God, is forgiving. It's not just a dream....
<3 Eva
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3 comments:

  1. Miss Elspeth BinnerApril 6, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    Oh thanks for your insite! It was really thought-provoking... And I love that song!! And I really liked your last little note... Thanks!

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  2. I LOVE THAT SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!! It ALWAYS makes me just want to sing, dance, and cry with joy! :D I loved your post, and your great insight!

    Miss Elinor Dashwood

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  3. Thank you! I love it to, it is quite amazing.

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