My life is short but it is meaningful and purposeful. How is yours?

I thank God for the opportunity to serve Him as a guitarist during EARC’s Communion Service (reference for EARC: http://www.vcfnus.org/events/east-asia-regional-conference-2011) on 29th of May 2011. It was a good atmosphere we had there. The most important thing I got from this service for me is this song: Behold The Lamb. I really like this song and almost played this song everyday since then. For me, the words in this song are very meaningful, and if I may, I would say that these lyrics are the essence and basic foundation in Christianity. There are 4 verses in the song and here they are:

Verse 1

Behold the Lamb who bears our sins away,
Slain for us: and we remember
The promise made that all who come in faith
Find forgiveness at the cross.

So we share in this Bread of life,
And we drink of His sacrifice,
As a sign of our bonds of peace
Around the table of the King.

Verse 2

The body of our Savior, Jesus Christ,
Torn for you: eat and remember
The wounds that heal, the death that brings us life,
Paid the price to make us one.

So we share in this Bread of life,
And we drink of His sacrifice,
As a sign of our bonds of love
Around the table of the King.

Verse 3

The blood that cleanses every stain of sin,
Shed for you: drink and remember
He drained death’s cup that all may enter in
To receive the life of God.

So we share in this Bread of life,
And we drink of His sacrifice,
As a sign of our bonds of grace
Around the table of the King.

Verse 4

And so with thankfulness and faith
We rise to respond: and to remember.
Our call to follow in the steps of Christ
As His body here on earth.

As we share in His suffering,
We proclaim: Christ will come again!
And we’ll join in the feast of heaven
Around the table of the King.

Some points of highlight of this song from me:

  • There is always this word “remember” in every verse (in the second line). I found that this “remember” is very important since as a Christian I often forget Christ in living my life. Singing this song everyday (whether outspoken or not) really helps me to remember God everyday.
  • There is always this sentence “around the table of the King” in every chorus of any verse. For me this shows that our God is so close to us, and indeed that is true. We live in this world by His grace. It’s like we are ‘enjoying’ the bread and the wine together with all believers and together with Himself as well as our Host. How beautiful that is and how grateful we should be!
  • I really like the last verse. We are here on earth as His body, to be witnesses of His love to the world. And as a body we ought to work together and obey only to One Head who is God Himself. And we believe that Christ who came to earth about 2000 years ago will come again sometime in the future! That is His promise and He won’t break His promise. This is the ultimate hope for us, Christians: to meet God in heaven and praise Him forever. When He comes again, He will defeat the evil and we shall look forward to that day, shan’t we?

If you’re not a Christian and you’re reading this even up to this word, well, you might feel a bit confused or you might not like this post. But yeah, this is what I believe Christianity is. Quite confusing and dazzling and complex indeed. Living God who came to this world. Sacrificed and crucified. Risen from death. Risen to heaven. Will come again sometime in the future (i.e. judgment day). And This God, as was written in the book of John chapter 14 verse 6, once said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.”

Anyway, below is one video I found in youtube. You can watch in youtube if the quality is not so nice here. 🙂

 

“Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important.” – C.S. Lewis

 

 

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