Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Flawless...

Yesterday I heard the tail end of a new-to-me song on the radio, and I thought, "Wow! I think I like this song!"  It ended, I had to get ready for my day, and it slipped my mind. //

This morning, as I was lying in bed, one song on klove ended and another began. It only took a few seconds for me to realize I was hearing a new song that I'd never heard before. The first few lines caught my attention, and I began listening very carefully... and my love for this song grew... and I realized it was the same song I had heard yesterday! /Now I see that it's been out for a year almost... and a number of my friends in other states have heard it all this time... but I never heard it before yesterday. Crazy!

But can I tell you that I have the biggest smile on my face now?  This song is fantastic!  Why? Because it takes a truth that many Christians know in our heads, and it re-phrases it in such a way that - for me at least - I have to think about on a whole new level.

Romans 8 talks about the magnitude of what Jesus did on the cross for us.  And right in the middle of it is something that's very hard for us to wrap our minds around, I think:
29 For those God foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those He predestined, He also called; those He called, He also justified; those He justified, He also glorified.
Conformed to the image of His Son
Justified
Glorified!
I'm glorified. Past tense.


That's what this song is talking about.  When it says "the cross" it means "what Jesus did on the cross for you."  It's talking about this amazing truth from the One who has promised to always finish what He started... the One who sees your future in past tense and says this.

This is the hope that we are given because of amazing grace, and this is how complete the redemption that Jesus purchased on the cross really is.
  • We don't lose it even though we screw up every day. 
  • It's not stolen when it feels like others are tearing our heart out. 
  • Because Jesus said, "It is finished."

Our journey here on earth is always from where we're at now, to what He he created us to be - everything that Romans 8 talks about.

In His eternal timeline, it began and ended when the Hero of the Ages laid down all He was. And it becomes ours the moment we surrender our life to the Author of Life.

I challenge you to listen to it or read the words.



Flawless - MercyMe

There's got to be more than going back and forth
From doing right to doing wrong
'Cause we were taught that's who we are
Come on get in line right behind me
You along with everybody, thinking there's worth in what you do

Then like a hero who takes the stage 
When we're on the edge of our seats saying it's too late
Well let me introduce you to amazing grace

No matter the bumps, no matter the bruises
No matter the scars, still the truth is
The cross has made
The cross has made you flawless

No matter the hurt or how deep the wound is
No matter the pain, still the truth is
The cross has made
The cross has made you flawless

Could it possibly be that we simply can't believe
That this unconditional kind of love would be enough
To take a filthy wretch like this 
And wrap him up in righteousness
But that's exactly what He did.

No matter the bumps, no matter the bruises
No matter the scars, still the truth is
The cross has made
The cross has made you flawless

No matter the hurt or how deep the wound is
No matter the pain, still the truth is
The cross has made
The cross has made you flawless

Take a breath smile and say, "Right here, right now, I'm okay
Because the cross was enough."

And like a hero who takes the stage 
When we're on the edge of our seats saying it's too late
Well let me introduce you to grace... grace...
God's grace...

No matter the bumps, no matter the bruises
No matter the scars, still the truth is
The cross has made
The cross has made you flawless

No matter the hurt or how deep the wound is
No matter the pain, still the truth is
The cross has made
The cross has made you flawless

No matter what they say or what you think you are
The day you called His name, He made you flawless
He made you flawless

No matter the bumps
No matter the bruises
No matter the scars
Still the truth is
The cross has made
The cross has made you flawless

Read more: Mercy Me - Flawless Lyrics | MetroLyrics


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