Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Reason for The Season

Easter 2011
I have a friend that practices Lent because of her childhood years. She always gives up chocolate for 40 days. We discussed it on the first day about how long it would be. I made some remark that I was glad that Baptist did not observe Lent. Then it happened two days later during my quite time. God asked me to give up chocolate wrapped candy - Hersheys, Snickers, Reeces, Dove, etc.  I usually treat myself to one of these bite-size candies after lunch each day. After a little self-talk I said "no problem." If God could sacrifice His son, I could easily sacrifice chocolate candy.

I made it up to the Saturday before Easter - 37 days. It just happened. I was at an Easter Egg hunt, and the Hershey candy was in my mouth before I knew it. It  was at this point that I realized "the reason for the season." I could never be good enough to earn my way, and God knew this. He sacrificed His son for me. Immediately this song came to my mind.


He paid a debt He did not owe;


I owed a debt I could not pay;
I needed someone to wash my sins away.
And, now, I sing a brand new song,
“Amazing Grace.”
Christ Jesus paid a debt that I could never pay.

He paid that debt at Calvary.
He cleansed my soul and set me free.
I'm glad that Jesus did all my sins erase.
I, now, can sing a brand new song,
“Amazing Grace.”
Christ Jesus paid a debt that I could never pay.

One day He's coming back for me
To live with Him eternally.
Won't it be glory to see Him on that day!
I, then, will sing a brand new song,
“Amazing Grace.”
Christ Jesus paid a debt that I could never pay.
Yes, Jesus paid a debt that I could never pay.


Thank you, Jesus.

2 comments:

  1. The Gospel via hershey bars--love it. Amazing Grace, indeed.

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  2. Awesome!! Grateful for that grace, too!

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