Jesus Messiah – Thursday Music

Today for Thursday Music, Jesus Messiah by Chris Tomlin.

He became sin, who knew no sin

That we might become his righteousness

He humbled himself and carried the cross

Love so amazing, love so amazing

The first verse gives us the truth of 2 Corinthians 5.21, which, simply, says that Jesus who was perfect and without sin took upon sin’s consequence for us so that in Him we may be seen as righteous in God’s eyes. To add insult to injury, so to speak, Jesus even carried the cross Himself (John 19.17). The demonstration of love here is truly amazing.

Jesus messiah, name above all names

Blessed redeemer, Emmanuel

The rescue for sinners, the ransom from heaven

Jesus messiah, lord of all

John finishes his Gospel by saying that everything he had written was to show that Jesus is the Christ, the coming Messiah, the ransom from heaven, the promised Rescuer, the Son of God, and that He is the rescue for sinners. John writes that by believing you may have life in His name.

His body the bread, his blood the wine

Broken and poured out all for love

The whole earth trembled, and the veil was torn

Love so amazing, love so amazing

This verse makes us think of taking communion, right? In Mark 14.22-25 we read that as Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper, He said that the broken bread was His body, and the cup from which they shared was His blood. Both were broken and poured out on the cross, and we know from Matthew 27 that there was indeed an earthquake when Jesus finished His amazing, saving work at Calvary.

All our hope is in you, all our hope is in you

All the glory to you, God, the light of the world

All too often modern worship songs are about us, about what we feel, about what we are telling ourselves we will do, but worship should be about magnifying the Lord (Psalm 34), about ascribing praises to Him who is worthy (Psalm 96), but we should be offering this to the Lord; all the glory to you, God, the Light of the world.

Published by James Travis

Pastor of Saar Fellowship in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Married to Robyn and Dad to our two boys.

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