Come Up Higher!

Jesus took the worst form of torture and punishment and turned it into healing for the world.

One thing you’ll notice about God is that He’s always redemptive- He’s always about finding a way to bring us to a higher place. If He finds us in a pit He reaches down into it to pull us out. He’s never about pointing a finger and saying, “There, I told you so!” He’s never about accusation. Even if everyone around you is condemning you, Jesus will take no joy in it, nor does he join them. He’s always about removing the stain of sin and saying, “Neither do I condemn you. Go and sin no more!”

The cross is the ultimate demonstration of God’s love. It’s the place where Jesus took the punishment we deserved.

“But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)

You see that phrase? “The punishment that brought us peace”? That’s what the cross was all about.

 

The perfect peace of God

I personally like the very slow reflective pauses of my song “Come To The Cross”- it speaks to me of the perfect peace of Jesus and the way He brings us out of the storm of sin, to a quiet place of still waters.

I chose Daniel Anderson to play piano for “Come To The Cross” because He doesn’t just play, He feels the music at his core- this song especially reflects that. I’d also like to thank Susie Krauter for singing the beautiful background vocals on this song. I can’t imagine a sweeter voice to sing the love of Jesus! Both of them are Christians and know deeply what this song is about, and I think that it gives the song a certain depth and beauty because of it. Have you “come to the cross”? Have you come to reflect on all that Jesus has done for you there? Are you convinced of His love for you? If not, why not? He invites you to come to Him and assures that no one who does will ever be turned away.

“Everyone whom the Father gives me will come to me. I will never turn away anyone who comes to me.” (John 6:37)



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