Tearstained prayers floated to the Father’s ears. “Not My will, but Yours.”
Soon after He was betrayed. Not once showing the world His true strength of power, but instead, showing them His immense strength of love and forgiveness.
As today we celebrate Easter, it is only proper to understand the great length Christ went to for us.
In today’s Song Sunday choice we find that great length Christ went to in the song.
“You Love Me Anyway,” by Sidewalk Prophets.
This song begins with a truth we all are familiar with. The trying times of putting our trust on Him. The times we want to believe His words, and yet struggle to apply His words to our life. God wants to push us into the world and is a light.
We don’t know the future, and that’s what makes us afraid.
But Christ is a promise. He has always been a promise to us. So many times He tried to rely on this same message to His disciples. Telling them multiple times to not be afraid.
Though that didn’t stop them from being afraid.
From scattering when Jesus was arrested.
From denying Him three times, after Peter told Jesus he wouldn’t deny Him.
And yet, Christ loved them through it all.
The same way He loves us, even when we make mistakes. When we struggle, and even when we turn against Him.
Christ loves us through entirely.
We can try to lie to ourselves in the darkest of nights saying,
“God can’t love me. Jesus can’t love me. No, not after all I did.”
But beloved child of God, have you forgotten what HE DID. He went to the cross for us, the individual, not the population. He saw our face and knew,
“I’m the sacrifice for him. I love him. I am the sacrifice for her. I love her.”
All the negative things that happened to Christ were sin. We chose to sin. As the song reflects on near the end, we can interchange with the people who betrayed Him, denied, and crucified Him. But you see, Jesus CHOSE US.
Jesus went through great lengths for us because He knew we would go to great lengths, whether for good, or the bad. That’s why He went to the cross.
(NIV) Luke 23:34, ” Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”
Through it all, Christ loves us. There is no place He won’t go to reach us. Even when we feel we can’t be forgiven and loved.
And He loves.
As the speaker says in the song at the end, we can turn against Him, and in the same night cry out to Christ. We can’t look at ourselves. We aren’t happy with our life. So we go to Him.
And Christ accepts us because He loves us regardless.
Go to Him. Remember Him, and what He did.
And then…accept Him.
Sidewalk Prophets is a Contemporary Christian band, and one of my favorite bands. Many of their songs speak with powerful lyrics.
Check out their full song in their official video below. If you enjoy the song, support them by checking out their music on YouTube and iTunes.
If you would like to play a Christian playlist in the background, here is the YouTube playlist I’ve put together with over 400 songs on it. Featuring all of the Song Sunday songs, and more. Variety of genres, all Christian.
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