A Little Sunday Refresher

Refresher is another word for reminder. Today is the 4th Sunday of 2012, and after listening to a great sermon that helped me remember what Jesus is about to me, my heart started singing an old song that expresses that amazement I’ve always had about why Jesus saved me. Here’s the video I found on youtube that had the original singer, Alvin Slaughter:

I’ll let the words speak for themselves:

Justice demanded satisfaction: the Law had been broken again and again. Judgement required immediate action, Death wanted payment for sin.

But Mercy refused, and Love took my place there on the cross where Justice met Grace. Mercy refused to let me die: Jesus the Lamb was crucified. Though rightfully, Death wanted me — Mercy refused!

Christ has become my righteousness. The Lord is my peace and my freedom from sin. Now I am called to His holiness, to a new life I entered in when Mercy refused, and Love took my place there on the cross where Justice met Grace. Mercy refused to let me die: Jesus the Lamb was crucified. Though rightfully, Death wanted me — Mercy refused!

As high as the heavens are over the earth, so great is His love for us! And as far as the east is from the west: that’s how far He’s removed our transgressions from us!

And Mercy refused
And Love took my place
There on the Cross
Where Justice met Grace
Mercy refused to let me die
Jesus the Lamb was crucified
Though rightfully Death wanted me — 
He could have called ten thousand angels,
But Jesus took my place! —
Because Mercy Refused!!

May the memory and the reality of what Jesus has done for you refresh your heart today and everyday, as you walk with Him on this earth, until you see Him face to face.

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