Thoughts from the Songs 10.27

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“For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.” Revelation 3:17

There exists a greater reality than what we experience here in this life, a reality to which God welcomes the redeemed. Here on this earth, even where you live, worship, serve, work, etc. it is easy to live according to fantasy. This fantasy places you on the throne of your existence, and people, things, and events around you occur according to your plans. Obviously, when things happen to us that are contrary to our plans, our whole existence is turned upside down and into chaos. Ability to sustain this dream is strengthened by money, or purchasing power. There is simply no stopping us.

The greater reality is that everything was created by the Creator, God. When the pinnacle of His creation, man and woman, turned from Him, sin then spread through all of the human race: idolatry, selfishness, pride, envy, etc. God sent His Son, Jesus,  to buy back people from the sinful state and its inevitable consequence: death. Jesus, having died for sin and rose to life defeating death, becomes the single most important happening of all history.

By the Son all things were created (John 1:3), and by Him comes recreation (2 Cor. 5:17). He is the Judge of all, including secret things (Rom. 2:16), and He provides a way to eternal life (Rev. 3:5). Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is the beginning and the end.

Our songs address Him in this manner. With one voice we give God glory by calling for Jesus to be crowned Lord of All. We recognize that Christ stands alone among the paths to Heaven (there are no other paths). Then we get to the meat of it: “In Christ alone my hope is found.

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