“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.” – Oscar Wilde
But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. – Romans 5:8
Atonement: “the reconciliation of God and humankind through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ” – Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Can I tell you about my friend Max?
Who tried everything to the max
The proud owner of a shiny sharp axe
He swung and he swung and swung
But alas little work got done
Can I tell why no work got done?
When work was to be done
It was not at his hands it could be done
It was the job of Another
A job with which only He can bother
Can I tell you this Max’s identity?
He’s no other than you and me
It’s the work of Grace you see
This work he could not do
This work we cannot do
We swing and we swing and swing
Our axes we mightily swing
But it’s on the Savior we should cling
Because at the foot of the Cross there is no fee
And at the foot of the Cross we are set free
Can I tell you who’s job this job is?
Who’s job salvation is
It is simply His
He is our Savior
And there is no other
Can I tell you what our axes do?
What their blades are laid to
The blades wielded at a job we cannot do
Why they hack and they cleave and chip away at the key
At the base of Calvary’s Tree
Now I’m talking to you and me
We need to be set free
To be saved without fee
So let’s lay our axes down and look to the Crown
It’s only in Him that eternity is found
Daily Journaling Questions:
- How did I help someone in kindness today?
- What did I learn today?
- What am I thankful for?
- Who did I love today?
- What am I dreaming of?
- What about today do I want to remember forever?
- What are my goals for tomorrow?
Thanks for reading,