I’ve always fallen short of being worthy.
I’ve never been deserving of YOUR grace.
The only way I’ll ever get to heaven
Is because, LORD JESUS took my place.
If there were something I could do to earn it
If hard work were the keys for getting “in”
I’d spend my final days in earnest labor
To atone… for things I’ve done in sin.
In my heart, YOU know…it’s YOU I’m seeking.
Even when I’m silent, YOU’RE aware.
Whether in loud voice… or in my quiet
I always “know”..that somehow.. YOU are there.
I’m grateful YOU hear prayers even unspoken.
I’ve thought of YOU, but didn’t speak a word.
YOU made sure… connections haven’t broken
My Spirit prayed and only YOU have heard.
To “know” that every moment YOU are with me
Despite the trials that often come my way
Reassure me, that when my life is “over”
I’ll be gathered also, that last day.
I could never adequately… Thank YOU!
For all YOU’VE done to save my mortal soul.
YOU sent YOUR SON, to offer me a pardon;
Forgiving all the evil…of my role.
This world is overflowing with corruption.
YOUR NAME no longer honored to our shame.
Our eyes are looking upward for redemption.
One day all of mankind… will know YOUR fame.
©CC December 27, 2008
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
And hath raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit together in heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus:
That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in [his] kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.