Friday, April 24, 2009

Not Guilty...

Do you all remember when I posted a number of months back about the symbolism I saw in the recent movie about Esther, in the scene where she comes before the king?

This morning I found a new song that speaks of the same thing...a song so powerful that words really can't describe it.

Picture yourself in the throne room of God, facing the judgment seat, and click play.


"Not Guilty"
sung by Mandisa

I stand accused. There’s a list a mile long
Of all my sins--of everything that I’ve done wrong
I’m so ashamed.. There’s nowhere left for me to hide
This is the day--I must answer for my life

My fate is in the Judge’s hands
But then He turns to me and says:

I know you
I love you
I gave my life to save you
Love paid the price for mercy
My verdict:
Not guilty!

How can it be? I can’t begin to comprehend
What kind of grace would take the place for all sin
I stand in awe, now that I have been set free
And the tears well up as I look at that cross
'Cause it should have been me

My fate was in the nail-scarred hands
He stretched them out for me and said:

I know you
I love you
I gave my life to save you
Love paid the price for mercy
My verdict:
Not guilty!

I’m falling on my knees to thank You
With everything I am I’ll praise You,
So grateful for the words I heard You say:

I know you
I love you
I gave my life

I know you
I love you
I gave My life just to save you!
Love paid the price for mercy
My verdict is:
Not guilty!

(If you're interested in reading my thoughts on the other songs listed in this player, just click on the songs label, and the blog posts will be listed, from newest to oldest.)

3 comments:

  • Crown of Beauty says:
    Sunday, April 26, 2009

    I love the lyrics of this song! I tried to listen, but my connection is slow, so the you tube wasn't working very well on my computer. I'll try again sometime.

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  • Cara@SheetBoutique.com says:
    Wednesday, April 29, 2009

    Hi Katie,
    It was so great to meet you today!
    This song is beautiful...

  • Annie says:
    Monday, May 04, 2009

    That is a very beautiful song. I sent it to my friend. Very powerful. You're right.

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