Duh!

This morning in church a candidate for worship pastor led worship. He taught a couple of new songs, and we sang several that are pretty standard for us to sing. Isn’t it funny how a song you sing pretty regularly catches you by surprise?

Know this song?

Mighty to Save by Hillsong Australia

Everyone needs compassion,
Love that’s never failing;
Let mercy fall on me.

Everyone needs forgiveness,
The kindness of a Saviour;
The Hope of nations.

Saviour, He can move the mountains,
My God is Mighty to save,
He is Mighty to save.

Forever, Author of salvation,
He rose and conquered the grave,
Jesus conquered the grave.

So take me as You find me,
All my fears and failures,
Fill my life again.

I give my life to follow
Everything I believe in,
Now I surrender.

My Saviour, He can move the mountains,
My God is Mighty to save,
He is Mighty to save.

Forever, Author of salvation,
He rose and conquered the grave,
Jesus conquered the grave.

Shine your light and let the whole world see,
We’re singing for the glory of the risen King…Jesus (x2)

My Saviour, He can move the mountains,
My God is Mighty to save,
He is Mighty to save.
Forever, Author of salvation,
He rose and conquered the grave,
Jesus conquered the grave.

My Saviour, you can move the mountains,
You are mighty to save,
You are mighty to save.
Forever, Author of Salvation,
You rose and conquered the grave,
Yes you conquered the grave

I’ve been singing that song for years now.

Isn’t great, isn’t it?

Basic.

Truth.

We sing stuff like this all the time, right?

We should know this stuff – deep down.

How is it then, that this one line nearly took my breath away this morning?

“Jesus conquered the grave.”

Duh.

I know that.

Basic and foundational to the very core of me.

Know what occurred to me afresh this morning?

I can acknowledge day-in and day-out that Jesus conquered the grave – so much so that I’ve somehow lost sight of the fact that it doesn’t start and stop there.

HE is Conqueror.

Of my fear.

Of my hurt.

Of my sadness.

Of my weariness.

Of my lack of joy.

None of it is beyond His notice.

None of it is beyond His reach.

None of it is too trivial or unimportant to Him.

There is nothing that I can’t entrust to Him as Victor!

Why didn’t I remember that?

Amazing to me how – in my weariness – I’ve become such an easy target for the enemy.

Frightening how long it takes me to acknowledge truths that are every bit a part of the fiber of my being as the blood that flows through my veins.

God – keep me close to You!

Be my Sovereign this day and everyday forward.

I pledge you all that I am – even though that amounts to essentially nothing.

Thank you – Maker of the Universe – for choosing to love even me.

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