At the cross— Ash Wednesday

Leaving LA Wednesday morning, the sky was crying as I drove to the airport.

I realized this is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the Lenten season, before Jesus was crucified on the cross. It is a season of remembering the awesome price that Jesus paid for us. Though my particular denomination does not formally recognize Lent, I grew up in a denomination that did, so am always mindful of this season of preparing our hearts.

My phone was plugged into the car, playing songs from my playlist when “At the cross (love ran red)” came on. It’s a song I know well; my daughter sings it.

Love ran red


There’s a place where mercy reigns
And never dies
There’s a place where streams of grace
Flow deep and wide
Where all the love I’ve ever found
Comes like a flood
Comes flowing down
At the cross, at the cross
I surrender my life
I’m in awe of You
I’m in awe of You
Where Your love ran red
And my sin washed white
I owe all to You
I owe all to You, Jesus
There’s a place where sin and shame
Are powerless
Where my heart has peace with God
And forgiveness 
Where all the love I’ve ever found
Comes like a flood
Comes flowing down
At the cross, at the cross
I surrender my life
I’m in awe of You
I’m in awe of You
Where Your love ran red
And my sin washed white
I owe all to You
I owe all to You
Here my hope is found
Here on holy ground
Here I bow down
Here I bow down
Here arms open wide
Here You save my life
Here I bow down
Here I bow
At the cross, at the cross
I surrender my life
I’m in awe of You
I’m in awe of You
Where Your love ran red
And my sin washed white
I owe all to You
I owe all to You
I owe all to You
I owe all to You, Jesus, Jesus
Your love ran red
Your love ran red

Sin and shame are powerless only through the saving power of Christ Jesus, my Savior. My heart has peace with God and forgiveness because I know that when I confess my sins to my Father, he forgives me. I lay by sins at the feet of Jesus, knowing He loves me. And He loves you. His love ran red and my sin washed white. I owe all to Him.

Be blessed, my friends.

Enjoy the journey to the cross this Lenten season.

SB

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Author: Journey-For-Life

I am a musician, an engineer, a mentor; my desire is to leave things better than I found them; I am a sister, daughter, wife, mother, aunt, friend. Suicide breaks my heart; Cancer breaks my heart; Human trafficking breaks my heart; Seeing people make bad life decisions breaks my heart. I am thankful for the One True and Living God who saved me from myself and, through His Son Jesus Christ, has saved from my sins; I am confidently persistent, passionately determined and boldly creative so that I may inspire others to live a life that ultimately matters.

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