Saturday, April 5, 2008

In Christ Alone

I often feel like I'm teetering on the edge of "losing control". I get worried about something that may or may not happen on Tuesday, or next week, or 2 months from now, or 5 years from now.

Life is not certain. Things that you assume are going to happen may not come to fruition. I do not adapt well to change. I need things to be constant, and that is not something that can always be. Consistency is not guaranteed, in fact it rarely happens.

In church this morning we were singing in worship and the lyrics "My Savior loves, My Savior lives, My Savior's always there for me, My God He was, My God He is, My God He's always gonna be". overwhelmed me. I have ONE constant in my life. I have one sure thing. No matter where I'm living, how much money we have, how many children, no matter what state of health, or what I'm doing, God IS. He is there and He is my constant.

Worship was especially amazing this morning, and I fell in love with the song "In Christ Alone" all over again. I hadn't really listened to the lyrics in their full capacity in a long time. I'd like to share them with you...

In Christ alone
my hope is found;
He is my light, my strength, my song;
This cornerstone,
this solid ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.

What heights of love,
what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled,
when strivings cease!

My comforter,
my all in all—
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone,
Who took on flesh,
Fullness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love,
and righteousness,
Scorned by the ones He came to save.

Till on that cross
as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied;

For ev'ry sin on Him was laid—
Here in the death of Christ I live

There in the ground His body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain;
Then bursting forth in glorious day,
Up from the grave He rose again!

And as He stands in victory,
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me!!;
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the pow'r of Christ in me;
From life's first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.

No pow'r of hell,
no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home—
Here in the pow'r of Christ I'll stand.

To God be the glory.

5 comments:

Katie said...

Oh girl, I know we talked about this earlier, but you know I needed this blog! "No power of hell, no scheme of man, can ever pluck me from his hand.." - so true! He IS our one constant, I love you so much and am so grateful for the blessing that you are in my life :)

Fran said...

I tear up every single time I hear this song.

May He be your One and Only this week!!!

Much love~
Fran

connorcolesmom said...

I LOVE that song and it makes me cry everytime I hear it.
GOd is our strength and we must give all our worries to Him.
It is not an easy thing to do especially with children. I have to remind myself that my boys are NOT my boys they are His. So I do the same with my problems as well - they are HIs to take care of and to guide me as needed :)
LOVE you sweet Jen,
Kim

Dana said...

Jen!
So glad that we can REST our worries in Christ alone. I am with you girl all the way.

Much love,
Dana

Rebecca and Allan said...

The last verse of that song always sends chills down my spine. It's so true!