8.23.2006

before the throne. of grace..

((photo credit brianwells//wyoming06))

Before the throne of God above
I have a strong and perfect plea
A great High Priest whose name is love
Who ever lives and pleads for me
My name is graven on His hands
My name is written on His heart
I know that while in heaven He stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart

When Satan tempts me to despair
And tells me of the guilt within
Upward I look and see Him there
Who made an end of all my sin
Because the sinless Savior died
My sinful soul is counted free
For God, the Just, is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me

Behold Him there, the risen Lamb
My perfect, spotless righteousness
The great unchangeable I AM
The King of Glory and of Grace
One with Himself I cannot die
My soul is purchased by His blood
My life is hid with Christ on high
With Christ my Savior and my God

a random song spun off the computer. wasn't even in a playlist. it became a means of grace. causing what had been a struggle for joy to become no longer a fight, but a definitive choice. the overflow of a grateful heart--grateful for mercy, grateful for the cross, and grateful for the amazing grace God pours out daily. that grace that gives strength to make it through the longest days, the kind of strength that no starbucks can ever bring.
however,
starbucks is a good metaphor...coffee acts on our minds like grace acts on our hearts. it awakens and energizes.

so. go read romans 8, get an iced caramel macchiato with a double shot and then worship God all the way home. it's the best way to recover after physio-therapy that i know of. *

..dams.

9 comments:

beth said...

thanks for this.
very encouraging.

als said...

this is true.

als said...

i want a iced-coffee thing.

damaris said...

my fam is in ashburn, VA. having fun with the boys. dang i miss those kids. they're only the best, craziest cousins ever...

only they always find an exscuse to go into fairfax. i'm never sure what the attraction is...fairfax isn't really anything special. sorry.

dams said...

you're welcome, beth.

nice to meet you.

haha.

Andrew said...

I'm fasting from caffine... which has been rather hard since I was up to about four or five cups of coffee/tea a day.... I supose it's a good oprotunity to focus on God though. : )

And I think I'm mostly through with the whole withdrwal thing now.

Great song

beth said...

nice to meet you too dams..ha...

fairfax has many interesting people to magnetically draw people with.

als said...

it's not as pretty as vancouver...

damaris said...

yeah, fairfax has great people. ((they used to go to the fairfax church. before ashburn was planted)).

they just randomly say "hey, let's go to fairfax." or we go to see a movie or something.

it's funny.