I Owe All to You

 

Read: Matthew 26-28     

To begin this very special Holy Week I listened to Chris Tomlin’s CD “Love Ran Red.”  It is a powerful collection of songs about the love of Jesus, the sacrifice of Jesus, and the resurrection of Jesus.  I highly recommend it as one of your Holy Week observances this week.  Worship Jesus for who he is, what he has done, and what he continues to do in your life. For this week’s meditation I encourage you to read the story in Matthew (chapters 26-28) once again and then consider these words that Chris Tomlin shares in his song “At the Cross (Love Ran Red).”

“There’s a place where mercy reigns and never dies, There’s a place where streams of grace flow deep and wide. Where all the love I’ve ever found, Comes like a flood, Comes flowing down. At the cross, At the cross, I surrender my life. I’m in awe of You, I’m in awe of You. Where Your love ran red and my sin washed white. I owe all to You, I owe all to You Jesus.

There’s a place where sin and shame are powerless. Where my heart has peace with God and forgiveness. Where all the love I’ve ever found. Comes like a flood, Comes flowing down. At the cross, At the cross, I surrender my life. I’m in awe of You. I’m in awe of You. Where Your love ran red and my sin washed white. I owe all to You, I owe all to You Jesus.

Here my hope is found, Here on holy ground, Here I bow down. Here arms open wide, Here You save my life, Here I bow down, Here I bow down.”

As I was listening to this song the other day I was overwhelmed by these words and the power of the music and testimony. Yes, I owe all that I am and all that I have to my Savior Jesus Christ.  He has saved me, he has delivered me from sin, he supports me in my daily life, he loves me, and he has provided eternal life for me in heaven.  I may have bills to pay and debts that I owe in this life but none is greater than what I owe to Jesus.  I owe all to Him!

Here is a video in which Chris Tomlin talks about this song and what it means.  I hope it will allow you to give thanks and worship the Lord for all that he has done for you as well…..

May the Lord bless you on this most holy of weeks and guide and direct your feet to the foot of the cross and to the empty tomb.  Jesus died for the sins of the world, was buried in the tomb, and three days later….. HE ROSE!

Make it Personal:  I encourage you to really make this week personal.  Find a way to worship Jesus.  Find a way to spend extra time in prayer and reading your Bible.  Find time to give thanks to God.  And for sure find time to observe Good Friday and Easter this weekend.

Have a blessed Easter, Glen Rhodes, Arthur Mennonite Church