I will glory in my Redeemer (and you should too)

"I will glory in my Redeemer
Whose precious blood has ransomed me
mine was the sin that drove the bitter nails
and hung Him on that judgment tree"

I was playing this song this morning as part of my quiet time (not altogether so quiet I guess when a guitar is involved). I played through it probably 5 or 6 times and then came back to this first verse to finish. I was moved the last time playing through and really pondering the truth of this gospel.

We should glory in our Redeemer because it is only by his blood that we have hope of being ransomed. We do not deserve another to die in our place to cover our sins. We do not deserve anything but death ourselves. We worry, we fear, we sin, we covet, we worship idols, we fail and we fail and we fail. But our Lord poured out His precious blood to ransom us.

Ours was the sin that drove the bitter nails through His hands and feet, that kept Him hung on the cross, that caused agony on agony. That cut off His breath and killed Him. That sin was ours! But by that sacrifice He crushed the power of sin and death.

"I will glory in my Redeemer
Who crushed the power of sin and death
my only Savior before the holy Judge
the Lamb Who is my Righteousness"

I'm glad to be reminded of the wonderful truth of the gospel. I wish I remembered how awesome this is more often.