Sunday, March 16, 2008

Hymn of the Week: There's Room At The Cross For You

Today is Palm Sunday. It is appropriate and proper to remember that we are commemorating the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem. And as the week progresses, we must also remember why he went there: To die, for our sins.

Specifically, to die for the sins of all mankind—yours, mine, and everyone else's—and to redeem us to Himself, so that we may be His children and live with Him eternally. God "is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance" (2 Peter 3:9). He wants every man and every woman and every child to accept His offer of salvation.

Some think that their sins are too awful or too numerous to allow God to save them. This is not so. He saved Paul, who called himself "chief" among sinners (1 Tim. 1:12-16); and He has saved many more from every walk of life and every type of background in the two thousand years since. This hymn beautifully portrays God's power and desire to save.

If you have not accepted the gift of salvation—for which Jesus went to Jerusalem, to be crucified, for you—you can accept it today. Ask Christ to forgive your sins and put your faith in Him. If you have any questions about salvation, please leave me a comment so I can get in touch with you.

There's Room At the Cross For You

The cross upon which Jesus died
Is a shelter in which we can hide
And its grace so free
Is sufficient for me
And deep is its fountain; as wide as the sea

There's room at the cross for you
There's room at the cross for you
Though millions have come
There's still room for one
Yes, there's room at the cross for you

Though millions have found Him a Friend
And have turned from the sins they have sinned
The Saviour still waits
To open the gates
And welcome a sinner before its too late

The hand of my Saviour is strong
And the love of my Saviour is long
Through sunshine or rain
Through loss or in gain
The blood flows from Calvary to cleanse every stain

Words and music by Ira F. Stanphill

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