I got the pleasure of attending The Outcry Tour this year and it was phenomenal. They proudly boast on their site that over 130,000 attended, 10,000 people were saved and 7,897 children sponsored.
Now I say all of that to say, that Crowder played “Lift Your Head Weary Sinner [Chains]” and it was better than any radio recording. I mean the whole band gets into it, complete with real life chains, and it is just wow. Not to mention the lyrics, jaw drop. While listening to it this morning (for the third time in row) I just began to really think about something you have heard before, and I have no doubt said before.
THERE IS NOTHING THAT CAN SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE THAT IS IN CHRIST JESUS.
This life is pass or fail.
To pass it means you have accept that there is but ONE WAY to Heaven, and that way is by Jesus Christ alone the risen Son of the Creator of this world.
To fail means you deny this to be true.
We aren’t be grading by percentages of what we did right, and what we have done wrong – as the Bible says our righteousness is like filthy rags, but alas we have been made clean through the sacrifice Jesus made for us. Trust me, it can be hard to comprehend this some times. We are graded by teachers, we are graded by bosses, we are graded by parents; we are completely surrounded in this world by scales in which to measure ourselves on and against in a variety of ways, but His ways are not our ways. It doesn’t matter what you have done, are doing, or will do, God CAN and will forgive you … pretty much He already has, it is just up to you to claim it. Do not ever think your past will dedicate your future, give it to God and He will make the impossible happen. Never stop getting back up, no matter how many times you fall (Proverbs 24:16).