During the Lenten season, staff and church leaders will share a daily devotional. Please join us on the journey.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
Dan Chase – Staff Parish Relations Committee Chair
Music has always played a big role in my life. Songs are frequently a soundtrack to the experiences of life for me. I have playlists for just about any activity or situation that I’m engaging in or facing. Without music, life doesn’t have the same fullness for me. There is a song by the worship band Hillsong United that runs through my mind during the Lenten season. The song is called ‘Nothing But the Blood’; it’s chorus is what I find myself singing frequently:
‘What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus’
As we get closer to the celebration of Easter, I find myself getting more and more excited! I’m increasingly more aware of the love of God and Christ’s sacrifice. John 3:16 is a reminder of how much love God has for each of his followers:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
This is a passage of scripture that I have heard MANY times; yet as Easter approaches, the meaning seems to become even more powerful. It is very humbling to remember that God loves us so much he sent His son to take away our sin; to make us whole again. Because of Jesus, we can look forward to a life spent in eternity with our everlasting God. As Easter approaches, I invite you to remember that nothing but the blood has made this possible.
Prayer: Almighty and Everlasting God, thank you for the gift of your Son Jesus! As we anticipate and prepare for the Easter celebration, please fill our hearts and minds with the love of Christ. Give us opportunities to share the good news and great joy of your salvation. Amen.
Read Dan’s other devotion here: He Must Increase