Tuesday, January 26, 2010

In Christ alone my hope is found

God has often ministered to me through songs. There was a season more than a year ago which I could recall the Spirit spoke to me His words of guidance through the lyrics of songs and there was particularly a unique experience when He spoke to me through a secular song, "Wind of Change" by Scorpion :)

I stepped into a Christian bookstore not too long ago and not long after hanging around in the bookstore, the song "In Christ alone, my hope is found" was played. Instantly, my spirit somehow picked up that God was speaking to me even though it was the first time I heard the song. After searching for the lyrics from the Internet, it was interesting to note that the lyrics was penned by Newsboys, a Christian band I used to listen during my teen years.

In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

In Christ alone, who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
'Till on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost it's grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Brought with the precious blood of Christ

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life's first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
'Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand

Whilst pondering on the lyrics and allowing the Spirit of God to minister to me through this song, my mind was brought to remember another occasion when God ministered to me very strongly through a Vineyard song (lyrics below) in a church service many years ago and I noted the similar message of God being our only hope.

Faithful One, so unchanging
Ageless One, You're my Rock of Peace
Lord of all I depend on You
I call out to You, again and again
I call out to You, again and again

You are my Rock in times of trouble
You lift me up when I fall down
All through the storm
Your love is, the anchor
My hope is in You alone

Be blessed and encouraged by the lyrics of the songs above. Amen.

Scripture for meditation
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD,
And He delights in his way.
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down;
For the LORD upholds him with His hand.
(Psalm 37:23-24)

1 responses:

  1. Brother Thaddaeus,
    Wonderful to see and hear what God is doing through you. I'm happy to see my recent blog on your website. Hope you are being blessed by my book.


    Mary Trask