It’s another crazy time around here, so now that Easter is only a few weeks away, I thought I’d rerun this post from the past. It’s one of my favorite reminders of what He’s done for me, and for you. PLEASE be sure to watch the video and listen to the words of the song. As my pastor says, if it doesn’t light your fire, your wood’s wet!
Some of you may have seen my Facebook post Sunday afternoon. I was praising God for Who He is and what He did in our service Sunday morning at Westside Church in Simpsonville, SC. The Lord moved so powerfully that we simply worshiped and gave testimony to His greatness for the entire service. Pastor Larry Scott had a message, but as God sometimes does, plans were changed.
Our youth had come home from beach camp, on fire for Jesus and sharing that fire with us. The Truth of His Word came through song and the message through praise. The words of one song, At the Cross by Chris Tomlin, spoke so tenderly to my heart. I can’t write the words out here because I don’t want to dishonor copyright law, but here are the words that broke me.
“…where Your love ran red and my sin washed white…”
Did you get that? His love ran RED and my sin was washed WHITE! My sin was washed white, not pink! Not a mixture of red and white, but all white. No guilt. No shame. His red blood didn’t partially cover my sin. I’m not partially clean, but completely, totally, forever washed clean and white! No trying to measure up. No missing the mark and starting over. No disgrace. No fear.
My sin is washed white! Hallelujah!
It’s been over 24 hours since that service, and I still can’t get that song, those words, and that picture out of my mind. My sin…all washed white by His red blood…forever. Thank you, Jesus.
â€śCome now, let us settle the matter,â€ť says the Lord. â€śThough your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool…” Isaiah 1:18 NIV
Glory to His Name!
Here’s the official video from the Passion Conference 2014. Listen with your heart and your spirit. And then listen again. I can’t imagine anyone not being moved at the reality of our Lord’s grace. We owe it all to Him.
Glory to His Name!