As Easter rapidly approaches, I find myself feeling less and less equipped for what is ahead: Jesus on the Cross, bearing my sins. Even less prepared am I for the reality of the Resurrection – new life for old, us the sinners sharing in His glory. But this is the truth, and it can be a kind of misplaced pride which makes us hide from it, saying, “No, Lord, I don’t deserve it.”
Music is a wonderful way to help doubting hearts connect with knowing heads. Page CXVI have prepared another set of beautiful songs to take us through the end of the Easter season, and it’s with great pleasure that I am able to stream the first track of the album here for your enjoyment, along with a poem I have written in response to their song. Happy listening, and may God continue to prepare your hearts for this yearly reminder of His grace in Jesus.
O Sacred Head
This is not me, I declare
when the mirror shows my shame.
I am better, I insist.
Pull up bootstraps; prove self today.
Grace defies. Undeserved,
it holds the mirror, yet it swaps
dead image for renewed:
excuses starved, nothing ventured,
yet all gained.
O Sacred Head. I
am wounded when I see myself.
Why are You scarred
when I paint over my shame?