Friday, September 2, 2016

Should've Been Us

It should've been me
It should've been us
Should've been there hanging on a cross
All of this shame
All of these scars
Should've been stains that were never washed
Why do I hide
Why do you try
Over and over and over again
I guess it just leaves saying thank God
It leaves me saying thank God, thank God
For the should've been

About two weeks ago I was listening to this song as part of my praise and worship time... and as this part was sang tears came to my eyes. 
Think people, Jesus died a horrible, shameful, death, that we should have had to die. He took all our pain and sin upon Himself, "But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all."
 (Isaiah 53: 5-6)
He took all it all. When He shouldn't have had to do that. But He did it because He loves us and He wants us to forgiven and with Him forever! He loved/loves us SO much!
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)
So as the song goes, let's be thankful for the "Should've been"! Let's be thankful for what Jesus did for us! Let's be thankful for that love, forgiveness, and healing that He offers us daily!I know I need His healing and forgiveness.
Let's strive to do this, be thankful!

("Lord create in me a thankful heart")