The Wonder of the Cross

 For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. I Corinthians 1:18

Celtic CrossIt can be easy to let the reality of the Gospel…the Good News…become old news…old hat…so familiar that we almost forget about it.  I hope and pray that this will never be true of my life or of those that come in contact with me.  I want to always talk about Jesus and how He died upon a cross, taking my sin upon himself, so that His righteousness would be counted to my account.  Sadly, even among those that claim to be Christians, the reality of the Gospel of the cross of Christ is scarcely proclaimed.  It is as if we have agreed with those who are perishing…that the cross is foolishness.

May we never forget that “for us who are being saved the cross is the power of God.”

May we never lose the wonder of this.

I have come accross this song recently and it has been a huge blessing.  This video captures a modern illustration of how Christ takes our place.  We deserved to die because of our sin, but Jesus steps in and takes the punishment upon Himself.  Follow along with the words as you listen to (or watch) the song.  

 

O precious sight, my Savior stands,
Dying for me with outstretched hands.
O precious sight, I love to gaze,
Remembering salvation’s day,
Remembering salvation’s day.
Though my eyes linger on this scene,
May passing time and years not steal
The power with which it impacts me,
The freshness of its mystery,
The freshness of its mystery.  
May I never lose the wonder,
The wonder of the cross.
May I see it like the first time
Standing as a sinner lost,
Undone by mercy and left speechless,
Watching wide eyed at the cost.
May I never lose the wonder,
The wonder of the cross.
Behold the God-man crucified,
The perfect sinless sacrifice.
As blood ran down those nails and wood,
History was split in two, yes,
History was split in two.
Behold the empty wooden tree,
His body gone, alive and free.
We sing with everlasting joy,
For sin and death have been destroyed,
yes, Sin and death have been destroyed.
May I never lose the wonder,
The wonder of the cross.
May I see it like the first time
Standing as a sinner lost,
Undone by mercy and left speechless,
Watching wide eyed at the cost.
May I never lose the wonder,
The wonder of the cross.

~Vicky Beeching 

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