This blog is supposed to be, as much as I can, my daily journey through life as a Christian. I hope it to be my thoughts and feelings on life but be as grounded in the Christian message as it can. My intention is not to create a daily readings or bible study guide but to look at my life in terms of a Christian trying to find and follow God's mission using his Life User's Manuel AKA the Bible.

Matthew 10 19-20

And don't you worry about what you'll say or how you'll say it. The right words will be there; the Spirit of your Father will supply the words. - Matthew 10 19-20

Thursday, September 23, 2010

In Christ alone

In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

In Christ alone, who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
'Till on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life's first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
'Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand

I was talking to a friend the other day about what our favourite hymns and worship songs were. To be honest neither of us could really settle on one song and decided to leave it at a top 10 list. Although I am not certain which song would top the list I am certain that this song would at least be in the top 3 whatever mood I am in. The reason for this is that the final verse makes me think of my Grandad, click the link to find out a little about him. As I was watching my Grandad in his final hours it was clear that he was ready to leave this world. He was looking for the way to leave this world to travel to the next. I know that he knew he was going to heaven, and I have to say if he does not get in there is little chance for anyone else. I also know that my Grandad's life is echoed in his life. He lived his whole life as a Christian, followed Christ where ever it took him and was rewarded many times by God. I hope that my faith can be anywhere near as strong as his so that I can always say, "Here in the power of Christ I stand".

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