DEMANDS MY LIFE, MY ALL
When I think about the words to this old hymn "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" by Isaac Watts, especially the last two lines ...
"Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all."
...it reminds me of the passage in Philipians 2: 8-11 where it says that every knee shall bow before Christ and confess that He is Lord. His love is so amazing, and what He did on the cross is so amazing that EVERY knee will bow before Him.
People think they have a choice. They really do not have a choice as to what they will do regarding Jesus. They only have a choice as to when they will do it. They may reject Jesus now but Jesus will receive His Lordship from all of creation. They will bow. They may choose not to bow now but they will bow. What he did on the cross demands nothing less. Even if He had never paid for our sins on the cross and allowed us to go into a lost eternity without Him we would still bow before Him. It is what He deserves. It will take us an eternity to be able to fathom His glory, His magnitude, and His plan of salvation.
To quote the two Moravian missionaries who willingly sold themselves into slavery for the sake of the the gospel
"May the Lamb that was slain receive the reward for his suffering".
...something to ponder during this Easter weekend.