This song just captures the core of the Gospel and brings it alive in a magnificent celebration (especially in the production on the "Today" DVD). It opens with contemplation of the cross. The execution apparatus which has become the symbol of belief in Jesus. I only saw "The Passion of the Christ" once, but the images are still vivid in my mind. The justice of God had to be satisfied. A punishment was due for for our sin. Yet He found a way to forgive us completely.
No other way to be reconciled
To receive complete forgiveness
No other choice could have set us free
Could have paid the price of justice
So I come as I am, to the place where mercy meets me
I see the cross
In our normal view of things, life comes before death. Death ends life. But through the crucifixion this sequence is reversed.
We’ll share Your Resurrection, live forever
Through Your death and life
Through Jesus' suffering and death we can be set free from our sin. But we are also shown the way to true greatness - dying to self, to be rebirthed as a child of the Father.
You suffered and died, poured out Your life
You showed us the way, to truly be great
Yet this just begins, the Father’s full plan
Now there is a way, to share in Your
Resurrection, live forever, through Your death and life
And the party goes on and on and on... but it really needs the music!
Be blessed at Easter.
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