Thank You For The Cross

“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.”

Isaiah 53:5-6 (NIV)

Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips. When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.”

John 19:28-30 (NIV)

Today, on Good Friday, the lyrics to one of my favorite worship songs from Hillsongs come to mind.  May this be the cry of our hearts today:

Thank you for the cross, Lord
Thank you for the price You paidBearing all my sin and shameIn love You cameAnd gave amazing grace

Thank you for this love, Lord
Thank you for the nail pierced handsWashed me in Your cleansing flowNow all I knowYour forgiveness and embrace

Worthy is the Lamb
Seated on the throneCrown You now with many crownsYou reign victorious

High and lifted up
Jesus Son of GodThe Darling of Heaven crucifiedWorthy is the Lamb
Jesus, thank you for the cross!  Thank you for the price you paid.  Jesus, I am so grateful for your sacrifice—words can’t even begin to tell you how grateful I am.  Jesus, I long to love you with all of my heart!  More than breathing, may I seek after loving you.  Worthy is the lamb!