Him…for me!

One of the most tremendous truths of Christianity – is this truth “The Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for Me” (Galatians 2v20). Every Christian at some time surely, has revelled in this stellar truth. He took my place, He died for Me.

 No religion offers anything like this, this truth comes straight from the heart of God – to us. Do we want to know if God loves us? Let’s remember “Him – for me”!  Nothing could be more certain. God’s love is in public view, the cost was the blood of His own Son!

 Do we want to know if Christ is for us? Let’s remember “Him – for me”. We came in all our wretched nothingness to Christ. We didn’t bring him our success, our endeavours – we came with empty hands and yet, yet we discovered “He loved me, so much that He died for me” – yes, Christ is for us – He died for us, He lives in Heaven for us and one day He will come again for us and He will rest in His love forever, with His blood bought Bride, the Church.  

“O Jesus Lord, Who loved us like to Thee?
Fruit of Thy work, with Thee, too, there to see
Thy glory, Lord, while endless ages roll,
Thy saints the prize and travail of Thy soul” J N Darby

May God, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, grant us that we will worship Him with a true heart, praise Him as He ought to be praised and love Him, in our measure, as He has loved us! Amen.

A trembling soul, I sought the Lord,
My sin confessed, my guilt deplored;
How soft and sweet His word to me:
“I took thy place and died for thee.”

No other hope, no other plea:
He took my place and died for me.
O precious Lamb of Calvary!
He took my place and died for me.

Here rests my heart; assurance sweet,
His blessed work He will complete,
Since in His love so great and free
He took my place and died for me.

When sorrow veils the smiling day,
When evil foes beset my way,
Abundant grace in Him I see;
He took my place and died for me.

No room for doubt, no room for fears,
When to my view the cross appears;
My joyful song shall ever be:
He took my place and died for me.

(Eliza E Hewitt 1851-1920)