Friday, April 10, 2009

Takeaways from the getaway: On Jesus Christ!

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. - 1 John 4:10

We didn't have a theme song on our retreat, but as the week went on, it became clear that this was the song that fit best with the messages we were hearing from 1 John. It was certainly the song that I personally found most arresting that week! And it's an appropriate response, I think, this Good Friday.

Consider Christ
Consider Christ, the source of our salvation
That he should take the penalty for me
Though he was pure, a lamb without a blemish;
He took my sins and nailed them to the tree

My Lord and God
You are so rich in mercy
Mere words alone are not sufficient thanks.
So take my life, transform, renew and change me
That I might be a living sacrifice

Consider Christ, that he could trust his Father
In the garden of Gethsemane
Though full of dread and fearful of the anguish;
He drank the cup that was reserved for me.

Consider Christ, for death he has defeated.
And he arose, appeared for all to see.
And now he sits at God’s right hand in heaven
Where he prepares a resting place for me.

©1996 Bryson Smith & Philip Percival

Listen here.

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