Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wow-ful Women Wednesdays

I have tried to write an intro to today's video 8 times and it has not been quite right yet. There is a book worth of things I want to say on the topic that this video touches for me. I'm guessing a blog post is not the place for a book...

Here's the nutshell, and I do hope that by being so to the point that I am not belittling the point and the emotion.

I am willing to bet that every one of you reading this has found themselves in a "pit" at some point in there lives. Some of you found yourselves there of your own volition. Some of you found yourselves there at the hand of someone else. Still others have no idea how it came about. Regardless, there was no way for you to get out completely, entirely by yourself.

For me, this song is so helpful this week as I've been really having to fight a pull towards a particular pit that enslaved me for a very long time. The harder I work to steer myself away from it, the closer I come to falling in head first. Then I remember that it is not up to me to do it! I rejoice, and again I will say, REJOICE that I have a Redeemer who purchased my soul. Not only to save me from eternal punishment, but who cares enough about me to redeem me from the temporal pits of this world.

What should my response be? What other response could I possibly have than a life of service to that great King who forgives my sins, who condemns me no more (neither in this life nor the next), who strengthens me for the tasks He gives me, who gives me a hope and a life, who spilled His own blood to purchase my pardon and to wash me clean...

This is the song of the redeemed: that He is Holy, the Glorious One, worthy of my service forever! How could I ever consider serving another?

3 comments:

Kate said...

Man, I love this song. It gets me every time I hear it. It's just one of those songs you want to belt out because it speaks glorious truth about our salvation and our Saviour. The whole cd is fantastic! Chris & I are trying to restrain ourselves from introducing the WHOLE thing at church!

Joy said...

I was SO.not.prepared to hear this song. I can hardly type for tears and sobs... wow. Literally. Wow. My pit is never more than one step back and it's a constant struggle to keep moving away from it and not feel like I'm going to fall backwards into it and have that "constantly-falling" sense of my life. But God IS glorious... thanks for sharing this song... Love you!

halfpint said...

I remember a pit I walked into of my own volition and I didn't guard my heart. Ah me, I hope and pray my children will guard their hearts. I hadn't heard this song before, thanks. :)