The Wonderful Cross

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12 avr. 2006, 23h19m

"Here's an idea I'll just throw it at you
Let's say the sweetest man in all existence was brutalized so you could be with Him
Marred more than any man, humiliated in public (Isaiah 53:3-12, John 19:17-37)
You'd think that's enough but is it?

Let's pretend all you had to do was ask Him in (Romans 10:9)
How much easier could that possibly be? (Mark 10:15)
You wouldn't have to sacrifice your pet rhinoceros
Every time you sinned (Hebrews 9:12, 24-26)

I could tell you if a man were to do that for me
I'd have to lay in His arms
To get closer to see the one who is, one who was, and that is to be (Revelation 1:8)"
-from Furthermore


"Now I don’t wan’t to preach to you, I just care too much to let you walk away from this… He died, so never forget… His love…. He died to show us the price you pay for love. I never said that this would be easy… But don’t worry… You’ve already been set free from this. So right your wrongs and make your amends. We are running out of time. This is our song that we sing from the mountain. Can you hear it?"
-from Price For Love


"I know it's hard to take what's happening… life is tough sometimes…
It seems like there's no hope for you… your life is worth more than you can see…
Look at Jesus' hands. Those scars are there for you…
He understands what you're going through."
-from Disciple - I Know


"Nail pierced hands, they run with blood
A splitting brow forced by the thorns
His face is writhing with pain
Yet it’s comforting to me
He chose to give it all
Jesus endured the pain
Paying a debt I owed
And created a pardadox in me
And in my heart I know that You’re the only one
Who could have came and died
A sacrifice, as You’re God’s only son"
-from Passion


"This is redemption, that you would die for me.
And this is salvation, that you would live in me…
Your presence shows us grace right here in our own meditation.
This is rejection, that they would all hate me.
And this is submission, that I would live holy.
What love is this, that You would die for me?"
-from Redemption, Passion, Glory


"Over and over your blood covers me.
How many times will it take me to see?
I am so dangerous.
I am so irresponsible.
Here I am, broken again,
But then you show me,
You’re wearing the scars that save.
How can you see me as something so lovely?
Cause it's killing me that I am to blame.
Over and over it falls back to me.
My knees hit the floor and it's easy to see.
I am so arrogant.
I feel so unforgivable.
This is my same old song.
The one where I do it all wrong.
And I will try (fight) with all that I am to get it right in the end."
-Kids In The Way - Scars that Save


"Jesus, Lord of Heaven,
I did not deserve
The grace that You have given
And the promise of Your word.

Lord, I stand in wonder
Of the sacrifice You made
With mercy beyond measure.
My debt You freely paid.

Your love is deeper than the cross,
Higher than the heavens,
Reaches beyond the stars in the sky.
Jesus, Your love has no bound."
-Jesus, Lord of Heaven


"But I know, as I hammered those nails into Your beautiful hands.
Your eyes still tried to search for mine, but I look away.
Now Your eyes are the only thing that can save me.
I'm still so afraid of their piercing. You’re breaking into my prison.
Just pretended for a while. My soul is dying. I won’t look away…
I’ll remember every word you said. This time I won’t look away."
-from Pitiful


"It should’ve been my hands
It should’ve been my cross
It should’ve been my nails that pierced Your skin
So I deny myself and I take up my cross to follow you…
It’s not about me
For by grace, I was saved by God
And I am not mine
I was bought with a price by God
And I will live by every word from His mouth"
-from By God


"Holding the stars
is the man
that carries my scars.
Always the same,
I wear His name
with no shame"
-from Tribal


"I’ve been thinking it over
Taking the time to find the words
Getting closer to this God I serve
Because He came over and… became a man

…I’ve been thinking it over and over
Barely breathing
Seeing the meaning of God in love
Come from above

…I’ve been thinking it over (Hallelujah)
That God would make a man (Hallelujah)
And save Him with His hand

…I’ve been thinking it over
So could I come over and bow before Your feet
Sit and wonder how I have been received"
-from Thinking It Over


"When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory died
…See from his head, his hands, his feet
Sorrow and love flow mingled down
Did ever such love and sorrow meet
Or thorns compose so rich a crown

Oh the wonderful cross…
All who gather here by grace
Draw near and bless Your name
…Love so amazing, so divine
Demands my soul, my life, my all"
-from The Wonderful Cross


"Heaven came down and glory filled my soul
When at the cross my Savior made me whole
My sins were washed away
And my night turned to day
When heaven came down and glory filled my soul
O, what a wonderful, wonderful day
Day I will never forget
When I was wandering in darkness away
Jesus my Savior I met"
-from Heaven Came Down


"Magnificent Holy Father, I stand in awe of all I see.
Of all the things You have created, but still You choose to think of me.
Who am I, that You should suffer your very life to set me free?
The only thing that I can give You is the life You gave to me.
This is my offering, dear Lord.
This is my offering to You, God.
I will give You my life, for it’s all I have to give.
Because You gave Your life for me."
-from Offering


"Jesus Christ our Savior… is the propitiation, the satisfaction if you would, for our sins, and not just for our sins, but for the sins of the whole world. The blood of Jesus Christ flowed from seven places.

The first place He bled from, the blood that poured from His head that day. The blood from the thorns in His skull cleanse you from thoughts, the blood that was on His face He has covered the things that you may not want to face up to because of what you've seen or heard. Know this, the blood flowed for you.

'Yeah, but Jon, you just don't know. I've backed away from the Lord, I've turned my back on him.' Well they took a flagellum and they beat His back and blood flowed from His back, it reduced to hamburger meat that day, His back was beaten so brutally. And if you've turned your back on Him and walked away from Him, know this, the blood, the blood that poured from His back, cleanses you sprinkles you.

'Yeah but Jon, you just don't know what I've done with these hands.' Those hands were pierced, those hands were pinned to the tree, spikes driven through those hands where He bled to cleanse you and cleanse me from the stuff that we've handled that we ought not to have handled, the stuff that we've done that we ought not to have done. Hey, understand, the blood flowed from His hand.

'Yeah but it's stuff that's inside of me Jon, It's just things that I feel in my gut, I have bitterness towards them, and I'm angry with her.' Jesus wants you to know that blood flowed from His side when they thrust that spear into Him when He hung on the cross.

'Feet that walked where I ought not to have walked.' Blood flowed from His feet too, when the spike pinned Him through the feet, to the cross of calvary.

And now I realize things that I can't face up to, thoughts that I've had that are not right, not good, not true, bitterness inside of me, stuff I've touched that I ought not to touch, places I've gone where I ought not to have walked. And I look and I realize the seven-fold flowing of the blood of Christ cleanses me in every area from all sin and I'm free, and I'm forgiven, by the blood. What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. Seven times perfection, seven places, that's what He went through, for me and for you."
-Awakening (feat. Pastor Jon Courson)


"Some see a teacher standing on a hill speaking words of wisdom
Some see a healer reaching out his hand to give sight to a blind man
Some see a dreamer wasting his life on what can never be
Some see a fool dying for his dreams

But I see love…I see grace.
I see God's face shining pure and perfect…
When I see You, I see love

Some see a prisoner alone before his judge with no one to defend him
Some see a victim beaten and abused with all the world against him
Some see a martyr carrying his cross for what he believes
Some see a hero who set his people free
But I see love…

With your last breath, I see love
Through your death, I see love
I see peace in the eyes of the king
I see hope in your suffering
I see a calm in the center of the storm
I see a Savior… walking from an empty grave"
-from Third Day, Steven Curtis Chapman, & MercyMe - "I See Love"


"…Jesus, the man of all men, the only one that makes hearts whole again
…He could’ve backed down with those people around
But He proved for the last time that real men die."
-from Real Men Cry

Commentaires

  • MissMaryMac

    Very appropriate for Easter. Thanks for sharing this. I now need to go listen to some of those bands.

    13 avr. 2006, 1h35m
  • fosheezyfojeezy

    wow david, I'm inspired, thanks for the reminder... especially on rough days its cool to remember how minute our problems really are to the rest of eternity... May you be saturated by the salvation of our great God this Easter Break... talk to ya later.

    13 avr. 2006, 3h26m
  • tobymacfan

    That was awesome. It was cool how you used Christian songs and Bible verses together in one journal entry. I haven't heard of all of those songs but I do love P.O.D, Kutless, Chris Tomlin, Seven Places, and Disciple. I also love Third Day, MercyMe, and Steven Curtis Chapman plus I also love The Elms, Kids In The Way, and Dimzas.

    13 avr. 2006, 4h23m
  • tobymacfan

    I'd also check out The Slam by Tobymac featuring T-Bone as it was a song inspired by The Passion Of The Christ movie. I also check out Once Again by Fusebox and Matt Redman as it says in the song Thank you for the cross thank you for the cross my friend which is just thanking Jesus for the cross. Anyways check out those songs some time.

    13 avr. 2006, 17h39m
  • lancast

    it was awesome, ill go&download those tracks. well, at the moment im listening to x worship 2006 cd and i cried over redemption, passion, glory. beautiful song. im just puzzled, that you didnt put some will seek forgivness, others escape by underoath in your journal- its one of the most touching songs ive ever heard.

    24 mai 2006, 14h35m
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