In Christ Alone

Easter SunsetIn Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

In Christ alone, who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
‘Til on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live

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 of 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
’til He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand

-Stuart Townend & Keith Getty

This is Easter.  I can’t think of a better way to sum it up.  It’s not about what I wear, chocolate bunnies or traditional lemon meringue pie.  It’s Christ alone.  It begins with Christmas, pauses on Good Friday, and triumphantly wraps up on Resurrection Sunday.

This is Easter.  God’s wrath satisfied.  Christ defeating death.  Sin no longer having a death grip on me.

This is Easter.  I am no longer condemned.  I am a co-heir with Christ.  I belong to the King of Kings.  I am his, and he is mine.

It’s overwhelming.  It’s more than I can have ever hoped for apart from Christ, but he is my hope.  This is life redeemed.  This is life reborn.

This is Easter–in Christ alone.

If you haven’t heard the song or if you want to hear it again, go here.

photo courtesy of ColinBrough

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