10.04.2011

and it never gets old...

    I hear the Savior say
    Thy strength indeed is small
    Child of weakness....watch and pray
    Find in me....thine all in all

    Jesus paid it all
    All to Him I owe
    Sin had left a crimson stain
    He washed it white as snow

    Lord, now indeed I find
    Thy power and Thine alone
    Can change the leper's spots
    And melt the heart of stone

    For nothing good have I
    Whereby Thy grace to claim
    I'll wash my garments white
    In the blood of Calvary's Lamb

    And when before thy throne
    I stand in Him complete
    Jesus died my soul to save
    My lips shall still repeat
    Jesus paid it all
    All to Him I owe
    Sin had left a crimson stain
    He washed it white as snow


I don't think I'm capable of reading or singing these words without truly realizing how AMAZING God is.

"For nothing good have I, whereby thy grace to claim...' -- the more I observe myself, the more I see how true this is. I'm such a selfish sinner, and I care WAY too much about what others think about me. I have that whole 'self-promotion' problem where I feel like I have to make myself cool for everyone because...who else is going to do it? When, truthfully, I shouldn't even be thinking about that.
How do I magnify Christ? (NOT MYSELF)
Why is He worth it?

    Sin had left a crimson stain
    He washed it white as snow
and I did nothing to deserve that.


ALL TO HIM I OWE.


2 comments:

Emily Jane said...

uh whit this song! whew, i was overwhelmed when we sang it Sunday too. such truth. and i love your vulnerability. I know the exact struggle you're talking about and am so very guilty of the same thoughts (all the time). coffee soon!!

Dani said...

Just so you know. You are cool and admired. You awesome sense of style, which doesn't seem to hinge on anyone's opinion, your security of who you are, and your desire to discover where you are going in life, and stay within His will. It all makes you very cool, and amazingly fun to read after. :D