Have you ever been at a loss for words? Ever felt like you’ve said too much? This past Good Friday and Easter, as we’ve examined the love of God through the sacrifice of Christ (for us no less), what crossed your mind? Maybe you felt immense gratitude; maybe immense guilt. Either way, you probably recognized the grandeur of God’s holiness. It’s humbling to sit at the foot of the cross and realize that the Creator of everything cares for even you.
A favorite song of mine, that sums it up very well is “Thank You For Saving Me” by Martin Smith of the UK band Delirious:
Thank you for saving me, what can I say?
You are my everything, I will sing Your praise.
You shed Your blood for me, what can I say?
You took my sin and shame, a sinner called by name.
Great is the Lord, great is the Lord.
For we know Your truth has set us free.
You’ve set Your hope in me.
Mercy and grace are mine, forgiven is my sin.
Jesus my only hope, the Savior of the world.
“Great is the Lord,” we cry, God let Your kingdom come.
Your Word has let me see, thank you for saving me.
It’s true! Our God is great! And we’ve been given the great privilege and honor to proclaim His greatness. As we live our lives for this great and awesome God and read his Word, we’ll see more and more how dependent we are on the Lord and His grace and forgiveness.
And we’ll only be able to say: “Thank you for saving me, I love you.”