What a Wonderful Savior!

During my time of “coffee with the Lord” today I felt prompted to rejoice and “revel” in the words of an old hymn with a recurring refrain… “What a wonderful Savior!”  I really believe the Lord was setting me up for my Bible reading in Romans today…  Check it out…

“Christ has for sin atonement made,
What a wonderful Savior!
We are redeemed! the price is paid!
What a wonderful Savior!

“What a wonderful Savior is Jesus, my Jesus!
What a wonderful Savior is Jesus, my Lord!

“I praise Him for the cleansing blood,
What a wonderful Savior!
That reconciled my soul to God;
What a wonderful Savior! (Refrain)

“He cleansed my heart from all its sin,
What a wonderful Savior!
And now He reigns and rules therein;
What a wonderful Savior! (Refrain)

“He gives me overcoming pow’r,
What a wonderful Savior!
And triumph in each trying hour;
What a wonderful Savior! (Refrain)

“To Him I’ve given all my heart,
What a wonderful Savior!
The world shall never share a part;
What a wonderful Savior!” (Refrain)

  • E. A. Hoffman, 1891

The theme of my Bible reading today?  How to “get right with God” (i.e. how a person can be “justified”, acquitted, declared righteous before God!)  Read the following declaration by Paul, the great apostle, and do what I did this morning – “revel” in his inspired words – and see if you don’t find yourself saying (and if you know the words and melody… singing) “What a wonderful Savior!”

 “But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known…This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.  For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified (i.e. made right with God) freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented Him as a sacrifice of atonement, to be received by faith… Where, then, is boasting?  It is excluded!  For we maintain that a person is justified (i.e. made right with God) by faith apart from the works of the law (i.e. simply keeping a list of religious rules and ceremonies).  (Romans 3:21-31)

My response to these wonderful words… Thank you Heavenly Father, for sending your Son, Jesus!  Thank you Jesus for offering yourself on the cross for this sinner!  Thank you, Holy Spirit for revealing this wonderful plan of salvation to Paul, the apostle!  Bottom line? WHAT A WONDERFUL SAVIOR!!

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