Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Power of the Cross

Tonight we went to church to hear the worship choir and orchestra perform a special Easter presentation. It was fabulous! The music was accompanied by video clips from the JESUS film. It was a moving presentation. As clips played from the crucifixion scene, the choir sang "The Power of the Cross," by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend. This powerful song has the following refrain:

This, the power of the cross:
Christ became sin for us
Took the blame, bore the wrath
We stand forgiven at the cross

The message of tonight's music has set my heart on the true meaning of Easter, that Jesus bore my sin, took my death penalty, and then conquered death.

The song ends in this way:

Oh, to see my name
Written in the wounds
For through your suffering I am free
Death is crushed to death
Life is mine to live
Won through your selfless love
This the power of the cross
Son of God, slain for us
What a love! What a cost!
We stand forgiven at the cross
What a love, what a cost. Thank you, Lord, for forgiveness in Christ Jesus.

1 comment:

Amy said...

Thanks for props to the choir, and for bringing your family. I love the music...sometimes it's hard not to really get carried away. It does just what you said...centers our hearts on Christ. :) I hope you'll join us soon. Happy Easter!