“My chains are gone.
I’ve been set free.
My God, my savior, He ransomed me.”
Chris Tomlin’s version of “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” never, and I mean never, ceases to make me sob. I sob for those who still don’t understand the freedom that God’s mercy and grace provide. I sob for the Christ that bore my sin upon that Cross. I sob for my loved ones who don’t understand why any of this should matter to me so much. And, ultimately, I weep with joy for the freedom I have because of His selfless act on my behalf. And yours.
My friends, do you even know how very much you are loved? If you do, let’s rejoice, together, this Easter Sunday.
And, if you don’t? Well, I’m betting you know this song below, regardless of the religious upbringing you grew up with. Would you give it another listen? With fresh ears.
Oh, how I hope something new stirs in your heart!
Because, the more friends I can rejoice with, the bigger and better the party will be. Yes indeedy! You can take that promise right to the empty tomb.