~Love Ran Red That Day~
The regret that I feel for my thoughtlessness, for my foolishness for not thinking how it might make you feel, but God you still take me, forgive me, love me, anyway.
Starting over again, the peace I feel inside my soul, Your forgiveness, the love that You've shown. How did I deserve the Grace You give to me, so freely and willingly? What love You bestowed, what a debt I owed!
Thinking over it now, how blind could I be and to think that over 2000 years ago, You gave your life for me, all the promises that You made came true. Nothing left for me to do but to give my life to You, freely, willingly and to trust Your amazing love for me.
Every time they whipped You that day, it was because of my sin that made You bleed. It was my shame that caused You pain. How can I repay for all of things You've done for me, freely, willingly?!
All that I know is love ran red, that day. So deep, so lovingly. The sacrifice was too high of a price that I couldn't do it myself. Yes, death had lost it's sting that day and now what a sweet victory song I sing.
Love ran red that day.
"10He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. 11For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. 12As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us." (Psalm 103:10-12)
"Death is swallowed up in victory. 55O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." (I Corinthians 15:54b-57)