Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Remember Me


One of the first things that Ryan ever gave me was a framed, decorated copy of the chorus to Rich Mullin's song "Peace". It was actually his first Valentine's gift to me. I gave him a basketball hoop with nerf basketball.

I love the song very much.

Though we're strangers, still I love you
I love you more than your mask
And you know you have to trust this to be true
And I know that's much to ask
But lay down your fears, come and join this feast
He has called us here, you and me

And may peace rain down from Heaven
Like little pieces of the sky
Little keepers of the promise
Falling on these souls
This drought has dried
In His Blood and in His Body
In the Bread and in this Wine
Peace to you
Peace of Christ to you

And though I love you, still we're strangers
Prisoners in these lonely hearts
And though our blindness separates us
Still His light shines in the dark

And His outstretched arms are still strong enough to reach
Behind these prison bars to set us free

So may peace rain down from Heaven
Like little pieces of the sky
Little keepers of the promise
Falling on these souls the drought has dried
In His Blood and in His Body
In this Bread and in this Wine
Peace to you
Peace of Christ to you

And may peace rain down from Heaven
Like little pieces of the sky
Like those little keepers of the promise
Falling on these souls the draught has dried
In His Blood and in His Body
In the Bread and in this Wine
Peace to you
Peace of Christ to you
Peace to you
Peace of Christ to you

I love the words. It is a communion blessing and it reminds me of Christ's sacrifice. I read in a blog the other day that everyday we need to be drawn back to the Cross. It is the sacrifice of Christ in his death and the power of God shown in his resurrection; it is the redemption offered through his blood and body; it is the Truth of Christ that his words about himself were true and that he is worthy of praise, worship, and trust because he is the Son of God.

It makes me realize too that I don't think about the Cross very much. Through the Cross and his Resurrection we have Communion with Christ. I remember that when I take Communion but today I want to be intentional about remembering that whenever I see a cross.

Thank you Jesus for your sacrifice and inviting me into communion with you.

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