As we start the new year, this one just kind of stuck out to me as I got ready for this post. Take a look at the words – I’ll put them up here this time.
Buried with Christ my blessed Redeemer.
Dead to the old life of folly and sin.
Satan may call, the world may entreat me.
There is no voice that answers within.
Dead unto sin, alive thru the Spirit.
Risen with Him from the gloom of the grave.
All things are new and I am rejoicing
In His great love, his power to save.
Sin hath no more its cruel dominion.
Walking “in newness of life” I am free.
Glorious life of Christ my Redeemer
Which He so richly shareth with me.
Dead to the world to voices that call me.
Living anew, obedient but free.
Dead to the joys that once did enthrall me.
Yet ’tis not I, Christ liveth in me.
Think about what this is talking about. Freedom. A life that is full of hope and joy. One that no longer pull us down but lifts us up.
Christ. In me. And in you.
Christ changes things. When we accept Christ and put Him on in baptism, become one with Him through His blood shed on the cross, we are new. We are no longer what we were. We are clean. We are given a glorious new being, a new creature.
What a blessing. As your new year begins, I pray that you are in Christ, following His word, and feeling that joy and hope and freedom of being a new creature in this new year.
Lori, At Home.
Want to hear this song sung? Here are a couple of links for you.
You Tube –
In Search of the Lord’s Way – Click on the link and then on the arrow next to the title of the song. It is listed on this site as Buried With Christ.