And Can it Be?

GOOD FRIDAY….

This day is more than what the secular world has made the Easter weekend about Easter egg hunt and the fanfare.

If it wasn’t for this day, years ago in Calvary – who would we be today?

Have we truly prepared our hearts to receive the word and what God really sacrificed for us so that we have life?

I mean I don’t have any children yet, but if my son died so that we could have life – I would definitely be more proactive about what I have been called to do.

John 3:16 (NKJV) says:

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

Take time to reflect on the sacrifice and the unfailing, unconditional love behind the sacrifice.

I will share the words from my all – time favourite hymn:

And Can it Be

And can it be that I should gain
An int’rest in the Savior’s blood?
Died He for me, who caused His pain?
For me, who Him to death pursued?
Amazing love! how can it be
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
Amazing love! how can it be
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

2

’Tis mystery all! The Immortal dies!
Who can explore His strange design?
In vain the firstborn seraph tries
To sound the depths of love Divine!
’Tis mercy all! let earth adore,
Let angel minds inquire no more.
’Tis mercy all! let earth adore,
Let angel minds inquire no more.

3

He left His Father’s throne above,
So free, so infinite His grace;
Emptied Himself of all but love,
And bled for Adam’s helpless race:
’Tis mercy all, immense and free;
For, O my God, it found out me.
’Tis mercy all, immense and free;
For, O my God, it found out me.

4

Long my imprisoned spirit lay
Fast bound in sin and nature’s night;
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray,
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.

5

No condemnation now I dread;
Jesus, and all in Him, is mine!
Alive in Him, my living Head,
And clothed in righteousness Divine,
Bold I approach the eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.
Bold I approach the eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.

 

 

peace and love,

The Graced Citizen

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