This morning we (the choir) sang a song called "It's Still the Cross." What an incredible message. It talks about how things in life may change, like public opinion and social whims, yet the message of Christ remains the same. The chorus says, "It's still the cross, it's still the blood of Calvary that cleanses sin and sets the captive free. It's still the name- the name of Jesus that has power to save the lost. It's still the cross." How good to know that no matter what new opinion or trend may come along Christ is faithful and unchanging. He doesn't suddenly decide that there's a new way that you must come to Him; the way is always the same- through Christ alone can we approach the Father. That reminds me of another song called "Paid in Full." I wouldn't normally quote two songs at once, but this one has a great message, too, so here it is.
see our Savior hung between two thieves
hear the soldiers mock His name
see his followers as they cry in disbelief
"this could not be the reason why He came"
see Him realize His life is through
and feel the love burn from His eyes
behold the temple veil as it is torn in two
and hear the One on Calvary as He cries...
paid in full, I've done the work I came to do
paid in full, I've paid love's final price for you
when all hell tries to tell you that you'll never win
just remember that the debt for your sin is paid in full
see His children torn between two ways
some still choose to mock His name
hear His followers now as they can boldly say,
"we are the reason that He came"
see the ones who trust themselves alone
to do what only Christ can do
THROUGH JESUS' BLOOD ALONE
WE MAY APPROACH THE FATHER'S THRONE
and hear the words that He still calls to you...