Can We Sing It With Confidence — Sunday Thought For The Day
Sunday morning we sang a hymn by Natalie Grant, titled, “In Christ Alone. The final two stanzas of her powerful hymn are as follows:
There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ
No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life’s first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand
If we cannot sing these lyrics with the certainty that we belong to Christ we are either: A) Not a born-again child of God; B) We have fallen prey to doubt that comes from not attending a Christ centered, bible preaching church; and/or; C) We are not spending time reading, studying, and meditating on God’s word.
As we sang this hymn I considered the great number of moral people who cannot sing these words with conviction and assurance. The most important question to be asked is if not, what are you waiting for? As long as we are alive, there is time to repent, be converted, and stand in the power of “Christ Alone.”
18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;
19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
20 Our soul waiteth for the Lord: he is our help and our shield.
21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.
22 Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here