Behold the Lamb

Behold the Lamb who bears our sins away,
Slain for us: and we remember
The promise made that all who come in faith
Find forgiveness at the cross.
 
So we share in this Bread of life,
And we drink of His sacrifice,
As a sign of our bonds of peace
Around the table of the King.
 
The body of our Savior, Jesus Christ,
Torn for you: eat and remember
The wounds that heal, the death that brings us life,
Paid the price to make us one.
 
The blood that cleanses every stain of sin,
Shed for you: drink and remember
He drained death’s cup that all may enter in
To receive the life of God.
 
And so with thankfulness and faith we rise
To respond: and to remember.
Our call to follow in the steps of Christ
As His body here on earth.
 
As we share in His suffering,
We proclaim: Christ will come again!
And we’ll join in the feast of heaven
Around the table of the King.
 
-Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, and Stuart Townend

Mortal Worship

In Revelation 5 the angelic hosts, the living creatures and the elders cry, “Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. “You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.” And “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.”

Yet only we, mere mortal men, can say “Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain for me, and purchased me for God “You have made me to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and I will reign upon the earth.” And “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain for me to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.”

Personal testimony of Gods redemption is reserved for us, the vilest of transgressors for whom He shed his blood. We were shown mercy, not on account of our own deeds, but so that we may worship Him with personal testimony of His grace.