For God so LOVED

At the house tonight, we watched The Passion of the Christ. It’s been a while since I have watched it and I had forgotten what a powerful movie it is. Some of the girls that had never seen it were weeping at the sight of Jesus taking such brutal punishment for you and for me. They realize just how personal the story is. The movie reminds me of how beautifully Jars of Clay paints the picture of how Jesus died not for other people’s sins, but my own. Jesus died because I sin. Even if I were the sole person that sinned in the entire world, He would have died to save my life. As Christians, we get all bent out of shape and worry about the minutia of our faith and forget the big picture. He really does love us that much. I am posting the lyrics to the song, Worlds Apart, here. The song is on their debut album, though I’m listening to the version on Furthermore, which is not only my favorite version of the song, but my favorite song of all time. If you have the song, I encourage you to stop reading and hit play and just follow along. And thank God that He loves you enough to send His son to serve as the sacrificial lamb for all of us.

I am the only one to blame for this
Somehow it all ends up the same
Soaring on the wings of selfish pride, I flew too high
Like Icarus I collide
In a world I tried so hard to leave behind
To rid myself of all but love
To give and die

To turn away and not become
Another nail to pierce the skin of on who loved
More deeply than the oceans, more abundant than the tears
In a world embracing every heartache
And can I be the one to sacrifice?
Or grip the spear and watch the blood and water flow!

Take my world apart
I am on my knees
Take my world apart
Broken on my knees

All said and done, I stand alone
Amongst remains of a life I should not own
It takes all I am to believe in the mercy that covers me
And did You really have to die for me?
All I am for all You are because what I need and what I believe are worlds apart
So I pray

Take my world apart
I am on my knees
Take my world apart
Broken on my knees

I look beyond the empty cross forgetting what my life has cost
Wipe away the crimson stains and dull the nails that still remain
More and more I need you now, I owe you more each passing hour
The battles between grace and pride I gave up not so long ago
Steal my heart and take the pain, wash my feet and cleanse my pride
Take the selfish take the weak, all the things I cannot hide
Take my beauty take my tears, the sin-soaked heart and make me Yours
Take my world all apart. Take it now, take it now
I serve the ones that I despise, speak the words I can’t deny
Watch the world I used to love fall to dust and blow away
I look beyond the empty cross forgetting what my life has cost
And wipe the crimson stains and dull the nails that still remain
Take my beauty take my tears, the sin-soaked heart make me Yours
And all the things I cannot hide, take my beauty take my tears
Take my world apart, take my world apart
And I pray, I pray, will you take my world apart?
Hallelujah!

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2 thoughts on “For God so LOVED

  1. kholeton

    God takes my world apart more & more & more. When I think there can’t be much more – it starts a whole new level.
    Love you

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