*Never* lose the wonder

As I said the other day – I am totally in awe of Gods Grace and feel totally humbled by all that He has done for us.

One of the other areas that really shakes me to my core is the sacrifice that Christ made for us. The sheer quantity of love that led to the crucifixion and resurrection and the fact that God wants us so much that His Son was sacrificed.

At Church on Sunday it was, probably, the best service I have been to yet at Kingsgate (and yes, I know that’s not saying much as I’ve not been going long)

The worship flowed amazingly, the presence of the Holy Spirit was so noticeable I kept looking around to see if I was being crowded and Dave Smiths talk was absolutely brilliant – definitely one to download and listen to again and again (when it’s put on the site later this week)

During the worship we sang a song that could easily be confused for an old hymn – except for the giveaway that it has a chorus and not many hymns do! The song/hymn is one by Vicky Beeching and is called “The Wonder of The Cross” and is hugely powerful. So much so that I can rarely get through the whole song without tears running down my cheeks as I am reminded of the price that was paid for me… and for you!

If you go here you can listen to Vicky singing the song as well as watching a video (admittedly slightly cringeworthy at points) where she is interviewed about the song.

If you don’t have time, or the speakers, to listen right now… take a read of the lyrics. Powerful stuff!

The Wonder of The Cross – Vicky Beeching
O precious sight my Savior stands
Dying for me with outstretched Hands
O precious sight I love to gaze
Remembering salvation’s day
Remembering salvation’s day
Though my eyes linger on this scene
May passing time and years
Not steal the pow’r with which it impacts me
The freshness of its mystery
The freshness of its mystery

May I never lose the wonder
The wonder of the cross
May I see it like the first time
Standing as a sinner lost
Undone by mercy and left speechless
Watching wide eyed at the cost
May I never lose the wonder
The wonder of the cross

Behold the God-man crucified
The perfect sinless Sacrifice
As Blood ran down those nails and wood
History was split in two
Yes history was split in two
Behold the empty wooden tree
His Body gone alive and free
We sing with everlasting joy
For sin and death have been destroyed
Yes sin and death have been destroyed

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