Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Lift High

Lift High (by Eddie Kirkland and Steve Fee)

Broken people, call His Name
Helpless children, praise the King
Nothing brings Him greater fame
When broken people call His Name

Lift high your chains undone
All rise, exalt the Son
Jesus Christ, the Holy One
We lift our eyes to You

Sinners all, exalt the Son
Your ransom paid and freedom won
We will see His kingdom come
When sinners all exalt the Son

Lift high your chains undone
All rise, exalt the Son
Jesus Christ, the Holy One
We lift our eyes to You ...

Oh lift up your heads
Look on Him

I love that song.  It talks about what our church, the big "C" church and my heart is really all about.  Not so much about anything other than pointing people to Jesus.  Notice the heart beat of the song.  It is "broken people" and those people are every where.  Question is: what is the church offering to those who are broken?

Those people may be homeless, hungry, sick, jobless or thousands of different kinds of broken.  Fact is: broken people need Jesus.  They don't need glue.  They don't need a strategy for success.  They need Jesus.

Jesus said it this way in His example for us:

John 5:30 (nlt) --- I can do nothing on my own. I judge as God tells me. Therefore, my judgment is just, because I carry out the will of the one who sent me, not my own will.

Jesus did nothing by Himself.  He listened to His Father.  He spoke when God said to speak, and Jesus did what the Father told Him to do.  That is an awesome example.

So how do we make sure that we are doing just that?  There is one key to making this happen ...

John 12:32 (nlt) --- And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself.

We must lift Jesus up.  When we lift Jesus, the promise comes true.  Think about that.  What are you lifting to help broken people?  I love the phrase in the song that says "nothing brings Him greater fame when broken people call His name."

It is amazing to watch kids getting new shoes call His name.  Nothing is more awesome than sitting with a homeless person and hear them call His name.  The most incredible happening for me is when I'm with that broken person and they begin to call His name.  I've seen it lately.  We will see it again.  All because we lift high Jesus.

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