There is no topic in all of scripture more accurate than the truth that all of us, particularly myself, are fallen and in need of grace. Over the past few weeks Tracy and I have sought the will of God in our lives for a specific matter and we are coming to the conclusion of that particular truth over the next two days. Over the past few months, as I have poured my heart out to God and considered His word, I have been constantly reminded of His necessary grace and my absolute dependence upon Him. As I have thought about my service to Him – and His goodness to me – I am regularly reminded of what I consider to be my favorite passage about the Gospel and that being Romans 5:6-8
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Think about that passage, particularly the final verse. “God demonstrates His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” In all seriousness and transparency, if there were no other truth in the entirety of scripture other than this, I could be eternally captivated by this one significant fact – that being that the great God of the universe cares passionately for me, and for you as well. In light of that, and as Tracy and I move through the following days as we continue to seek His will, I want to post a video for “Weekend Worship” that I have already posted once if not twice. Regardless of my frequency, however, it’s an incredible old hymn entitled “Come Thou Fount.” This version is led by the Thomas Miller and the praise team at Gateway Church in the DFW Metroplex. They have changed the arrangement a bit to modernize its presentation and have added a chorus that I believe is beautiful.
As you are listening to the song, listen particularly at 2:40 into the song for the following verse. It sums up so completely how I feel about the grace of God in my life.
O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.