Sunday, April 08, 2007

Above All Thank You's

Jesus Christ, I think upon your sacrifice
You became nothing, poured out to death

I tend to say, "thank you" a lot. It seems to me a small, but simple way of acknowledging the good will of another toward me. But last night while attending a Good Friday Prayer Vigil in an upper room with Nate and other students from Princeton, I wished for another word for "thank you."

Many times I've wondered at your gift of life
And I'm in that place once again

I needed a word that would convey to "thank you" what "agape" conveys to love. I wanted a word that could express a gratitude that would never be equalled or excelled.

Once again I look upon that cross where you died
I'm humbled by your mercy and I'm broken inside

Yet no such word could be found. And if such a word could be composed, it would only be the humblest offering of thanksgiving for the love of Calvary. If there was nothing else in life that one could find to rejoice in, nothing left to satisfy the thirst for fulfillment, this enjoyment of the richest love of God would be more than enough.

Thank you for the cross, thank you for the cross
Thank you for the cross, my friend

(Lyrics by Matt Redman)